Post-Exercise Appetite was Affected by Fructose Content but...

A study published in Appetite investigated the effect of glycemic index (GI) and fructose content in pre-exercise meals on appetite following moderate-intensity exercise. The study enrolled ten, healthy men with an average age of 21.7 years and average BMI of 20.9kg/m2. The three, isocaloric pre-exercise meals were classified as low...

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Health Effects of Fructose and Other Sugars

By Rosanne Rust MS, RDN, LDN  —  When sugar is brought up in a conversation about diet and health it is often done so with grave concern. When the new line item for added sugars begins to appear on the revised Nutrition Facts label, more attention will be brought to...

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Medical Literature Supports Benefits of Low Calorie Sweeteners

Dr. Keri Peterson Medical Advisor to the Calorie Control Council  It has been reported in the media that ingesting foods and beverages sweetened with low calorie sweeteners can cause you to crave sugary foods and potentially gain weight.  There are a variety of mechanisms postulated to account for this phenomenon. ...

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ChREBP Regulates Fructose-induced Glucose Production Independently of Insulin...

In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (see attached), researchers suggest that ChREBP, a transcriptional activator of glycolytic and lipogenic genes, modulates selective liver insulin sensitivity.   Researchers believe that in insulin resistant states, where glucose is not readily taken up by peripheral tissues, glucose shunting to the...

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Experts Discuss The Role of Low Calorie Sweeteners...

The 17th International Congress of Dietetics (ICD) 2016 took place September 7-10th in Granada, Spain. On September 8th, the International Sweeteners Association (ISA) hosted a symposium entitled, “Sweetness without calories: How can low calorie sweeteners be a helpful tool in dietetic practice.” Guest speakers for ISA included Professor Kees de...

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Sorting Out the Science on Sugars

Sugar has received a large share of media coverage over the past decade. Accused of being toxic, addictive and the cause of obesity, it makes our job as health professionals even more challenging when trying to separate fallacies from facts. Of course, we know that sugar, and more specifically glucose,...

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