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Obesity is associated with altered gene expression in...

TITLE: Obesity is associated with altered gene expression in human tastebuds CITATION & LINK: IntJ Obes. 2019; 43:1475-1484 AUTHORS: Nicholas Archer, Jan Shaw, Maeva Cochet-Broch, et al (4) REVIEWER: Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN Objective To assess if there are underlying fundamental differences in the physiology of taste tissue between...

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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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Hidden Calories – Spotting Them So You Can...

April 8, 2019 — After filling their dinner plates with too much food, people are often quick to confess that their eyes were bigger than their stomach.  However, problems lie not only in our perception of portion sizes, but also in what our eyes don’t always see – hidden calories...

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Using Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in a “Transition...

Keith Ayoob, EdD, RDN, FADN -- Making an extreme dietary change makes great headlines, clickbait, and party conversation.  I prefer the real world of small changes.  Call them “baby steps” if you like.  I prefer baby steps when dealing with lifestyle changes because baby steps are easier to make, and...

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Have a Better Breakfast Day

Do you eat breakfast?  A survey by the National Health and Examination Survey reported that one in five of us skip breakfast.  This September 26th is Better Breakfast Day, and it was created to remind us why it’s so important to start your day off with a nutritious breakfast!  ...

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Each month of the year has it’s own health observations to bring light to the wellness issues that impact our society.  With children going back to school, this September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Growing obesity rates affect not only adults, but children and adolescents, too. Currently one out...

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