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FDA Added Sugar Label On Packed Food And Drinks May Prevent 1 Million Cases Of Cardiometabolic Diseases

A cost-effective study revealed that implementing the Food and Drug Administration's added sugar labeling policy could generate substantial health gains and cost savings. Among these gains include the reduction of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

Public Health April 16, 2019

Researchers Discover New Type Of Complex Carbohydrate In Barley

A study by Australian researchers claimed that a new type of complex carbohydrate has been discovered in barley. The polysaccharide made up of glucose and xylose have a variety of possible applications in different industries.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 9, 2019

Sugar Substitutes No Better Than Real Sugar For Weight Loss And Health Outcomes, Study Finds

Are sugar substitutes any better than real sugar when it comes to weight loss and health outcomes? A comprehensive new research suggests no significant health benefits from the substitutes.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2019

Drinks Sweetened With Sugar Can Increase Chances Of Developing Kidney Disease

Sweetened fruit juices have been linked to a higher chance of developing chronic kidney disease. Alongside soda, the researchers found that beverages containing high sugar content have serious health consequences.

Public Health December 29, 2018

Harvard Scientists Take Inspiration From Nature For New Sugar Synthesis Method

Even though too much sugar is bad for health, small amounts of it are necessary for all living things to survive. A recent study by Harvard says that nature depends on sugars for a lot of things, even defense.

Material Science December 21, 2018

New Research Says Sweetened Drinks Worse Than Fructose-Packed Food

Soda can increase a person's risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a research said. Added sugars in certain food products such as sweetened beverages and baked goods were found to affect the blood glucose level negatively.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 28, 2018

Artificial Sweeteners Can Kill Good Bacteria In Your Gut, Says Study

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

Gene That Makes You Eat More Sugar Might Also Help You Lose Fat

Years ago, scientists discovered that a variation of the FGF21 gene makes people eat more sugar. Now, they’ve discovered that it could lower body fat, too.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 14, 2018

Sugar, Not Fat, Causes Weight Gain: Professor Of Medicine

Weight gain and obesity are linked to the excess consumption of sugar. Eating fat does not make a person fat, a professor of medicine recently stated in his new book.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 20, 2017

Mixing Energy Drink And Alcohol Poses Serious Risks

Mixing alcohol and energy drinks can lead to potentially deadly health effects such as alcohol poisoning. Here are the other health risks associated with drinking these caffeinated energy boosters.

Public Health November 17, 2017

Caffeine Alters Sweet Taste Perception And Makes You Crave For Sweets: Study

Caffeine can alter the way we taste food for a period afterward. Although a temporary effect, this means that the taste perception of food or beverages consumed right after caffeine is likely altered.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 26, 2017

National Doughnut Day 2017: Here Is A Rundown Of The Sugar Content In Doughnuts

National Doughnut Day has come again, and big names are giving out free doughnuts to their patrons. Before you go claiming your free doughnuts, let’s have a quick rundown of some of the most popular donuts’ sugar content.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 3, 2017

Jelly Belly Faces Lawsuit Over Sugar Content Of Sports Beans

A woman filed a lawsuit against Jelly Belly over the sugar content of Sports Beans. The sweets company used the term evaporated cane juice instead of just sugar in its ingredients list.

Public Health May 26, 2017

Fruit Juice In Kids Under Age 1 Gets The Thumbs Down From Pediatricians  

New AAP guidelines have warned that fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit to babies under age 1 and should not be part of their diet. Learn more about the new recommendations on fruit juice in children.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 22, 2017

Rates Of Type 2 Diabetes Climbing In Children And Teens

A study has revealed that type 2 diabetes has tripled in the United States and school-age children are being hit. It is estimated that nearly 208,000 people younger than 20 years old are living with diagnosed diabetes.

Public Health April 15, 2017

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

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