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Heart Health and Women: Part 1

Some people may not realize that heart attacks are a leading cause of death in women.  With that in mind, the Calorie Control Council caught up with registered dietitian Robyn Flipse, scientific advisor to the Council, to discuss this important issue and specifically the Go Red for Women campaign which raises awareness...

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Take Fiber to Heart

Most of us have heard we need to add more fiber in our diet. But did you know fiber can help build healthier hearts? Three of fiber’s properties are at the core of heart health: solubility, viscosity and fermentability. Solubility The ability of fiber molecules to dissolve in water is...

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Heart Healthy Desserts

Most of us know what we’re supposed to do to live a healthy lifestyle. Recommendations include eating well, being physically active, reducing stress and getting enough sleep. But, we all know that is easier said than done. While cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and...

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Observational Study Finds No Association between LNCS Beverages...

Some Changes Reported in Lipoprotein Concentrations but More Research is Needed Evidence from observational studies suggests that there is a positive association between added sugar intake and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).1-3 To help minimize this risk, 100% fruit juice and low- and no-calorie sweetened beverages (LCSB) are commonly-used alternatives...

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Low Calorie Sweeteners Are Safe and Do Not...

By Keith Ayoob, EdD As a clinician of some 30+ years, I doubt I’ve seen a nutrition issue more polarizing than that of low-and no- calorie sweeteners (LNCS).  You may have read sensational headlines about these sweeteners.  You should also be hearing about their benefits, but alas, good news never...

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Statement Regarding “Artificially Sweetened Beverages and Stroke, Coronary...

Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Kamensky V, Manson JE, et al. Stroke 2019; 50:00-00. DOI:10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.023100 ATLANTA, GA (February 14, 2019) -- The Calorie Control Council (CCC) strongly recommends careful interpretation of the findings of this study. The likelihood of residual confounding from risk factors that can contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke...

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faq2Do you have questions about low-calorie sweeteners? Want to learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle? You asked and we listened. Our resident Registered Dietitians answered the most popular questions about low-calorie sweeteners.