Researchers found that women who excessively drink artificially sweetened beverages such as diet sodas face higher risk for early death. They recommend a healthier option to sugary drinks.
Public Health March 19, 2019
A new study claimed that artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, and saccharine can disrupt the good bacteria in the gut. After exposing to concentrated artificial sweetener, bioluminescent bacteria used in the study turned toxic.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 3, 2018
After losing fifty pounds, thanks to a strict keto diet, 'Jersey Shore' star, Vincent 'Vinny' Guadagnino is spreading the word. The reality star revealed that although saturated fats are frowned upon, they actually assisted with his weight loss.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 1, 2018
Results of a mice trials showed that artificial sweeteners change the way food is metabolized and energy is used. Dietitians highly recommend fruits to replace artificial sweeteners because it is naturally sweet and full of good calories.
Public Health April 25, 2018
Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and acesulfame potassium may also lead to body changes linked to diabetes and obesity. How do these zero-calories sugar replacements cause unwanted health impacts?
Public Health April 23, 2018
In a six-week study, researchers gave mice with Crohn's-like disease water with the artificial sweetener Splenda. What side effects did they observe in the animals with the inflammatory bowel disease?
Public Health March 18, 2018
A new study warns against the potential dangers of artificial sweeteners, specifically how they could cause long-term weight gain and other health problems. Read on for details from the University of Manitoba research.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 17, 2017
Diet soda is not a healthier option to sugary drinks. Besides diet soda's links to stroke and dementia, here are other reasons why health experts advise steering away from beverages that use artificial sweeteners.
Public Health April 23, 2017
The artificial sweetener ACE helped researchers determine how much pee is present in swimming pools. Are there health hazards to worry about when you swim in pools with urine?
Public Health March 4, 2017
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
Pepsi replaced aspartame in its Diet Pepsi last year due to the sweetener's cancer link. What prompted the beverage company to reintroduce the controversial ingredient?
Public Health June 28, 2016
What's hiding behind the sweetness? Findings show that while artificial sweeteners, especially aspartame, can help people cut down on calories, these sugar substitutes can increase the risk for type 2 diabetes.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2016
The FDA warned about the dangers of giving dogs food that contains the artificial sweetener Xylitol. Here are other food products that may be safely consumed by humans but can be fatal to pet animals.
Animals May 15, 2016
Daily consumption of artificially sweetened beverages may increase the risk of an infant to develop childhood obesity. In the U.S., about 25 percent of children aged 2 to 19 years old are obese.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 10, 2016
A study out of the Ramazzini Institute in Italy found that sucralose, marketed under the trade name Splenda, significantly raised leukemia and other cancer risks in mice. According to the authors, the results do not support previous findings vouching for sucralose's safety.
Life March 12, 2016
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
Following a low-sugar diet can make foods taste sweeter but it does not change one's preferred level of sweetness for foods and drinks. This finding could help in the management of patients with diabetes or high blood sugar levels.
Life November 28, 2015
Diet sodas may not be as healthy as people think they are. In a new study, researchers found drinks that use artificial sweeteners, including fizzy 'diet' beverages may increase the risk of heart failure.
Life November 5, 2015
Accidental ingestion of sugarless gums with a substance called xylitol caused a surge in cases of dog poisoning in the United States. Xylitol is a sugar substitute that is safe for humans, but very toxic and fatal to dogs.
Life November 4, 2015
Drinking sugar-sweetened drinks can help lower stress levels in the body more than beverages that contain artificial sweeteners, according to latest research.
Internet Culture April 20, 2015
A study has once again associated artificial sweetener with cancer. But this time, scientists think saccharin could fight the disease rather than cause it.
Life March 25, 2015
Choosing diet soda in the hope of losing weight doesn't work, researchers find. In fact, it can put on weight in the form of increased belly fat, they find.
Life March 17, 2015
Drinks that use stevia, instead of artificial sweeteners, can cut sugar content by up to 50 percent. It all seems too good to be true and, well, it just might be.
Internet Culture October 2, 2014
Artificial sweeteners can increase glucose intolerance leading to many problems caused by indigestible chemicals, according to a new study.
Life September 19, 2014
Artificial sweeteners, often recommended to combat obesity and prevent diabetes, may be having an opposite effect, researchers say. Common sweeteners may raise glucose intolerance, a risk factor for diabetes, they report.
Life September 18, 2014
Sugar and high fructose corn syrup can each damage the brains of adolescent rats, but does that also apply to humans?
Life August 2, 2014
Erythritol, a natural sweetener found in some fruits, is toxic to fruit flies, and could become a safe pesticide.
June 7, 2014