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Saturated Fats May Not Be That Bad After All: Analysis Found Sugar Industry Manipulated Heart Studies

Documents from the 1960s revealed why cardiovascular diseases are primarily blamed on saturated fats. The Sugar Research Foundation paid researchers to conduct studies that would downplay the role of sugar on heart disease risk.

Public Health September 13, 2016

American Heart Association Issues Recommendation For Daily Added Sugar Intake For Children

Curb that sweet tooth while they’re young. According to a recommendation released by the American Heart Association, daily added sugar intake for children should not exceed six teaspoons.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 23, 2016

Krispy Kreme Pairs Up With Cheerwine Beverage Company To Make Doughnut-Flavored Soda

Krispy Kreme and Cheerwine teamed up to produce a doughnut-flavored soda: the Cheerwine Kreme. How does it taste? People who have tasted the drink have given their verdict.

Life & Style July 21, 2016

Artificial Sweeteners Could Make People Eat More

A new study details for the first time how artificial sweeteners affect the brain and make people end up eating more. Findings support the idea that sugar-free varieties might not be as 'inert' as expected.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 13, 2016

Workplace 'Cake Culture' Fuels Obesity Spike, Ruin Dental Health

A dental leader says the workplace 'cake culture' is fueling obesity spikes and contributing to poor dental health. Managers and employees should change the workplace culture into one that limits sugar and promotes healthier alternatives like fruits and nuts.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 24, 2016

Mars, The World's Biggest Candy Maker, Makes The Case Against Sugar

In a bid to encourage moderate intake of sweets, confectionery giant Mars is reportedly urging fast food chains to drop its candies from their desserts. The startling move reflects its public stance against excess sugar consumption.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 17, 2016

Added Sugar Warning Coming To New Nutrition Labels

After two long decades, updated nutrition labels are coming to prepackaged foods in the United States. What do these changes mean for the average consumer?

Public Health May 22, 2016

Drinking Red Wine May Reverse Effects Of Unhealthy Diet

Red wine lovers may have another reason to celebrate. The benefits of resveratrol, a naturally occurring compound found in grape skins, have been revealed in a new study.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2016

Artificial Comet Holds Key To Creating Building Blocks Of Life

French researchers showed for the first time that artificial comet ice contains ribose and other sugar molecules believed to be building blocks for RNA and DNA. The findings were deemed important for many theories on the origin of life on Earth.

Space April 8, 2016

Fruit Juices Contain Very High Amounts Of Sugar: Healthier Drinks To Give Your Kids

Do you know fruit juices contain very high amounts of sugar? The good news is you have options for healthier drinks to give your kids, and they may be right in your fridge.

LIFE March 28, 2016

Soft Drink Makers Mull Legal Action Against Sugar Tax

The government wants to implement sugar tax on soft drinks. This is seen as a remedy to the growing obesity epidemic but soda companies are not happy about it.

LIFE March 22, 2016

Nearly Half Of California Adults Have Prediabetes: Study

Almost half of the adult population in California have prediabetes, a new study has found. Such finding provides alarming insights into the future picture of the state's diabetes epidemic.

LIFE March 11, 2016

Sugar Can Be Used To Detect Malignant Tumor

Sugar may help detect how malignant a tumor is. A new study found that the more a tumor consumes sugar, the more malignant it is.

LIFE February 24, 2016

Natural Sugar Trehalose Could Be New Weapon Against Fatty Liver Disease Linked To Fructose

A natural sugar called trehalose could be the new weapon against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a new study revealed. Researchers figured out how trehalose affects fructose, which is linked to the development of the liver disease.

LIFE February 24, 2016

Coffee May Help Reverse Liver Damage From Alcohol: Study

A meta-analysis in the UK has found that increased coffee consumption may reduce the risk for cirrhosis of the liver, a leading killer worldwide. This liver condition may result from poor lifestyle choices such as excess alcohol intake and unhealthy diets.

LIFE February 19, 2016

Sugar As Harmful To Brain As Extreme Stress, Abuse

Increased sugar intake is linked to a range of diseases. A new study found that sugar consumption in early life is harmful to the brain just as stress and abuse.

LIFE February 17, 2016

Forty-One Million Preschoolers Worldwide Are Obese Or Overweight: WHO Panel Calls For Sugar Tax To Fight Childhood Obesity

A WHO-commissioned report revealed that that the number of obese or overweight kids under age 5 around the world has risen to 41 million. Its authors also backed levying sugar tax for fizzy drinks and high-sugar food products.

LIFE January 26, 2016

USDA Recommends Only 10 Teaspoons Of Sugar A Day: Should You Switch To Artificial Sweeteners?

The USDA suggests that people limit their intake of added sugar or natural sweeteners to only 10 teaspoons per day. With that, most people switch to artificial sweeteners, but is it safe to do so?

LIFE January 19, 2016

Diet Can Make A Difference In Your Sleep: Foods That Insomnia Sufferers Should Eat

How does one achieve deep sleep? Diet is key - here are five food groups that establish the important link between diet and sleep, and help one get deep, restorative slumber.

LIFE January 18, 2016

NHS Hospitals To Have Sugar Tax To Tackle Obesity In UK

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens confirmed plans to impose a sugar tax in UK hospitals. The move aims to put a strong tax system in place or to fully abolish added sugar in hospitals by year 2020.

LIFE January 18, 2016

Warning Labels Showing Health Risks May Stop Parents From Buying Sugary Drinks

The smoking rate in the U.S. declined after health warning labels were placed on cigarette packaging. Researchers wanted to explore if employing the same strategy on sweet drinks would affect sugar consumption.

LIFE January 15, 2016

Low-Sugar Diet May Help Reverse Liver Damage: 5 Ways To Reduce Sugar Intake

Eating too much sugar has several negative effects on our body such as increased risks for heart disease and breast cancer. Now, a new study in Oregon found that a low-sugar diet can help reverse liver damage.

LIFE January 15, 2016

Enzyme That Regulates Sugar Metabolism May Help Treat Obesity

Scientists have discovered a new enzyme that can zap excess sugar in the body, and consequently treat obesity and type 2 diabetes. It may seem out of reach, but it could become a reality someday.

LIFE January 12, 2016

Drinking Soda, Other Sugary Drinks Daily Can Cause Excessive Belly Fat

Belly fat may be attributed to increased consumption of sugary drinks, a new study found. Researchers discovered a direct correlation between belly fat and regular soda, while diet sodas did not exhibit any relationship.

LIFE January 12, 2016

Experts Call For Increase In Sugar Tax To Fight Childhood Obesity: How Much Sugar Is Too Much For Kids?

Obesity experts called to increase sugar tax by 50 percent. The move is said to limit parents from buying sweet treats for kids and to help them adhere to sugar recommendations more strictly.

LIFE January 12, 2016

New US Dietary Guidelines Recommend Sugar Limit Be About 12 Teaspoons A Day

The new U.S. Dietary Guidelines urge limiting added sugar intake to 10 percent of total daily calories. The recommendation amounts to about 12 teaspoons of sugar per day.

LIFE January 8, 2016

Cutting Sugar In Fizzy Drinks By 40 Percent May Prevent 300,000 Cases Of Diabetes

Reducing sugar in soft drinks by 40 percent over five years could prevent 1.5 million obesity and 300,000 diabetes cases in the UK. But not everyone agreed with cutting the sweet stuff in beverages -- and a soft drink tax similar to Mexico's.

LIFE January 7, 2016

How Much Sugar Is In Your Drink? This Free App Can Tell

A new free app by Public Health England and National Health Service can track how much sugar food and beverage contain. Parents are urged to use it to determine the sugar content of their children’s food and drink.

LIFE January 5, 2016

Sugar In Western Diet Fuels Growth Of Breast Cancer Tumor: Other Effects Of Too Much Sugar

We all know that the consumption of high-calorie foods will make us gain weight, but it doesn’t stop there. Several studies showed that taking too much dietary sugar negatively affects not only our body composition, but may also contribute to the growth of cancer tumors.

LIFE January 2, 2016

Sweet Tooth Linked To Lack Of Liver Hormone

University of Iowa scientists have explained why we can blame our livers for not stopping us from eating all those holiday cookies.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 29, 2015

Kids Who Can Taste Sugar At Lower Concentration Likely To Be Overweight

A Monell Center study found that overweight or obese children had a greater sugar sensitivity than other kids. This broke the prevailing belief that the obese would need higher sugar amounts to achieve the same sweet pleasure.

LIFE December 17, 2015

Snack Bar Maker Kind Wants FDA To Redefine 'Healthy'

Natural foods company Kind filed a Citizen Petition asking the FDA to redefine 'healthy' foods. Kind received a warning letter from the FDA when it used the term 'healthy' on products that exceeded the food agency's dietary guidelines on fat content.

LIFE December 5, 2015

Water With Spoonful Of Sugar Works Better Than Some Sports Drinks In Boosting Athlete Performance

Drinking water with a spoonful of sugar instead of sports drinks before a physical activity can boost performance, a new study in the United Kingdom revealed. Researchers assessed the liver glycogen levels of several cyclists for the study.

LIFE November 30, 2015

Sugar, Corn Industries Settle Sweetener Spat With Secret Deal

The bittersweet legal battle between corn and sugar companies ended in a confidential, off-court settlement midway through a federal court trial. Both sides declared alleged losses that stemmed from false advertising and statements hurled at each other.

LIFE November 23, 2015

Diabetes Experts Call On World Leaders To Tax Sugar To Save Lives And Cut Healthcare Costs

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) sought for the growing epidemics of obesity and diabetes to be placed on the global agenda. IDF chief executive Petra Wilson affirmed the push for a sugar tax in various world economies.

LIFE November 13, 2015

FDA May Change Food Labels To Cut Added Sugar Intake

The U.S. FDA recently proposed a plan that will change nutrition labels and include the amount of added sugar that products contain. The agency recommends Americans to cut down added sugar intake to 10 percent of daily calories.

LIFE November 12, 2015

Here's Why Cutting Sugar Intake Is Sweet For Your Child's Health

When a study took sugar out of the diets of the 43 children, the subjects began to heed their bodies’ satiety clues, or know when they were full or hungry. What else were the effects of sugar on children and their well-being?

LIFE October 30, 2015

Cutting Sugar Boosts Children's Health In 10 Days: How To Reduce Sugar Intake Of Kids

Reduction in sugar intake leads to improved health and weight loss. Here are some tips on how to cut sugar in children's diet.

LIFE October 29, 2015

Cutting Sugar Without Reducing Calories Drastically Improves Health Of Overweight Children

Published Oct. 27 in the journal Obesity, a new study on sugar intake among children found that reducing sugar even without calorie reduction or weight loss made overweight kids healthier in as little as 10 days. Sugar had been implicated in metabolic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

LIFE October 27, 2015

Fillings Can Increase Risks For Tooth Decay, Dentists Warn

A new study highlighted the potential dangers of dental fillings. It also showed that current methods lead some dentists to have more patients with new decay post-filling, calling for more up-to-date techniques to avoid them.

LIFE October 26, 2015

Astronomers Find Lovejoy Comet Releasing Alcohol, Sugar Across The Solar System

While mostly composed of water, rock and dust, comets also contain organic compounds in their composition. What makes the Lovejoy comet unique is that it is the first comet discovered to contain alcohol and sugar as well.

Space October 24, 2015

Here's Why Sodas And Other Sugary Drinks Up Your Heart Attack Risks By 35 Percent

Sugary beverages such as sodas increase risks for stroke, diabetes and heart attack. Researchers said this has something to do with how fructose behaves in the body.

LIFE October 1, 2015

New Aspartame-Free Diet Pepsi Hits Stores: Will It Be Enough to Sweeten Sales?

PepsiCo has replaced its current diet drink sweetener aspartame with sucralose in an effort to improve the drink and boost its sales. The new version hit store shelves on Aug. 11.

LIFE August 13, 2015

FDA's Proposal For New Food Label With More Detail On Added Sugar Meets Opposition

Food and beverage companies hit back at an FDA proposal to list added sugar on nutrition labels. The FDA also wants a listing of the added sugar's percentage of recommended daily intake included.

LIFE July 26, 2015

FDA Wants Percent Daily Value For Added Sugar To Show On Nutrition Facts Label

Added sugars are listed on nutrition labels in an effort to inform consumers about healthy eating choices. Now, the FDA is proposing new changes to that labeling.

LIFE July 25, 2015

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