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Jan 2, 2021 11:12 AM CST
New Dietary Guidelines Skip 2 Controversial Suggestions
USDA rejects idea to further cut alcohol and sugar intake, weighs in on breastfeeding
- The official new dietary guidelines for Americans have been updated for the first time in five years, and they might be more notable for what they
include. As the
Wall Street Journal
reports, the federal guidelines don't call for cuts in alcohol and sugar intake. Over the...
to Eat More Sugar
Nov 8, 2020 8:00 AM CST
Indians Advised to Eat More Sugar
It's not something you hear every day
- It's not a piece of advice you hear often these days: Eat more sugar. But it's what India's mills are now telling the country's people. The BBC explains that the country's production should jump 13% to about 34 million tons in the 2020 to 2021...
A Common Belief About
Sugar Might Be Wrong
in case you missed it
Apr 13, 2019 12:36 PM CDT
A Common Belief About Sugar Might Be Wrong
Study suggests the idea of a 'sugar rush' is a myth
- People in need of a jolt of energy who reach for a sugary drink or snack might be doing precisely the wrong thing, a new study suggests. Researchers in Neuroscience & Behavioral Reviews makes the case that the "sugar rush" is a myth, reports MedicalNewsToday . In fact, people who...
Jun 20, 2018 10:45 AM CDT
Sea Change: Gatorade Offers Sugarless Version
As consumers turn away from sugar, sports drink market could be changing
- Is the era of sugary sports drinks coming to an end? Gatorade is launching its new Gatorade Zero this week, a sports drink with no sugar and no carbohydrates. Gatorade has long dominated the sports drink industry, but as health-conscious consumers have begun eschewing sugar, some have soured on the...
Paper Claims Sugar Industry
Quashed Unfavorable Research
Nov 22, 2017 8:51 AM CST
Paper Claims Sugar Industry Quashed Unfavorable Research
International Sugar Research Foundation says 1968 study was over budget and delayed
- Just as the tobacco industry aimed to quash evidence of health risks linked to smoking, a new paper claims the Sugar Research Foundation decades ago suppressed research on the sugar's negative effects. The assertion comes via University of California at San Francisco researchers who reviewed internal sugar industry documents,...
Man Realizes How Much Sugar
Is in Cereals, Sues Kellogg's
Aug 16, 2017 2:17 PM CDT
Man Realizes How Much Sugar Is in Cereals, Sues Kellogg's
Judge refuses to completely dismiss lawsuit
- Kellogg's will appear in court to defend the amount of sugar contained in cereals and other breakfast products it claims are healthy, Courthouse News reports. The class-action lawsuit was brought by Stephen Hadley, who says he ate Kellogg's products for breakfast for years and believed he was making...
May Cause Weight Gain
Jul 18, 2017 10:57 AM CDT
Artificial Sweeteners May Cause Weight Gain
Though one expert warns there's not enough info to place all blame on artificial sweeteners
- If you think you're avoiding artificial sweeteners because you don't put them in your coffee or tea, think again. These additives are found in everything from yogurt and baked goods to sauces and diet colas, per the CBC , with "a lot of people ... consuming them in foods...
Pregnant? Reading This
May Sour You on Sugar
Jul 7, 2017 6:14 PM CDT
Pregnant? Reading This May Sour You on Sugar
Study sees link between high sugar intake, kids' allergies
- Pregnant women already have an exhaustive list of foods they’re told to limit or avoid. But a new longitudinal study might make that list longer.
reports that research published in the
European Respiratory Journal
found a link between higher added sugar intake during pregnancy and a child's...
The Unsurprising Surprise in
Starbucks' Unicorn Frap: Sugar
Apr 20, 2017 8:03 AM CDT
The Unsurprising Surprise in Starbucks' Unicorn Frap: Sugar
Way too much of it, if you're going by American Heart Association standards
- If riding an enormous sugar high can help you start to
unicorns, Starbucks' new Unicorn Frappuccino is your ticket to a world of magic. Otherwise, it's likely just the fast track to an insulin therapy regimen. The limited-edition drink—which the
snarks tastes like "sour...
Won't Prevent UTIs,
but This Might
Feb 17, 2017 7:23 AM CST
Cranberry Juice Won't Prevent UTIs, but This Might
- Our planet racks up an estimate $6 billion a year in spending on urinary tract infections, according to the American Urological Association . Now, for as little as $15, a potential way to prevent new infections. A new supplement called Uqora is a powder you mix with water when the risk...
Study Questions Sugar Limits,
but There's a Big Catch
Dec 20, 2016 12:00 PM CST
Study Questions Sugar Limits, but There's a Big Catch
Guess who funded it?
- A new study about sugar is good news for companies that make sugar-laden products. The problem is that the study itself was funded by those very same companies. As
reports, the research newly published in the
Annals of Internal Medicine
looks specifically at guidelines, including those in the US,...
It's the End of a
Sugary Era in Hawaii
Dec 13, 2016 2:00 AM CST
It's the End of a Sugary Era in Hawaii
Last cane haul on Maui happened on Monday
- The only remaining sugar mill in Hawaii is ending its final harvest. The last cane haul at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company on Maui happened on Monday, with hundreds of workers and retirees on hand to watch the last delivery, Hawaii News Now reports. Parent company Alexander & Baldwin announced...
Elementary School Kids
Suspended Over Kool-Aid
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Nov 6, 2016 5:44 PM CST
Elementary School Kids Suspended Over Kool-Aid
'Happy crack' got them in hot water
- Nine elementary school kids in South Carolina have been suspended for violating a school drug policy because they were caught with so-called "happy crack," a mixture of Kool-Aid and sugar that is not actually illicit but, simply by resembling an illicit substance, violates school policy. WYFF4 reports that...
Sugar Industry Secretly
Shaped Health Studies
Sep 12, 2016 7:07 PM CDT
Sugar Industry Secretly Shaped Health Studies
According to analysis of newly uncovered documents
- The sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar's role in heart disease—in part by pointing the finger at fat—as early as the 1960s, according to an analysis of newly uncovered documents. The analysis published Monday is based on correspondence between a sugar trade group...
Lost Its Beer,
Now It's Losing
May 24, 2016 8:47 AM CDT
First Venezuela Lost Its Beer, Now It's Losing Its Coke
Sugar shortage has forced Coca-Cola to halt production there
- Forget about buying the world a Coke —Venezuela can't even buy itself one now. Barely a month after the country's main brewery stopped beer production due to Venezuela's ongoing economic crisis , Coca-Cola has announced that it's also halting production of sugary beverages there because of...
Food Giant's Unusual
Advice: Eat This Less Often
Apr 15, 2016 12:02 PM CDT
Food Giant's Unusual Advice: Eat This Less Often
Mars to add 'occasional' label to some sauces
- Industry giant Mars Food is out with an unusual suggestion: It wants people to cut back on its pasta sauces. The company says its Dolmio sauces, Uncle Ben's oriental sauces, and some other products containing high levels of salt, sugar, or fat should be consumed only once a week...
Hot Drinks May
Have 3 Times
the Sugar of a Coke
Feb 17, 2016 12:51 PM CST
Hot Drinks May Have 3 Times the Sugar of a Coke
UK health group finds chains' hot flavored beverages are loaded with sugar
- Have some hot beverage with your sugar. That's the roundabout finding of a UK health advocacy organization that discovered hot flavored drinks served by chains like Starbucks, McDonald's, and Dunkin' Donuts can contain a "shocking" amount of sugar—sometimes up to 25 teaspoons per serving, or more...
Hangover-Free Booze Is Now Supposedly a Thing
Jan 19, 2016 1:27 PM CST
Hangover-Free Booze Is Now Supposedly a Thing
Except North Korea "invented" it, so it's probably not really a thing
- While some North Koreans have kept busy exchanging propaganda packages with South Korea and supposedly making H-bombs , other good citizens have reportedly invented the thing the world really needs: a ginseng-derived booze that doesn't cause hangovers. Citing an article in the
, CNBC notes that the brewing process...
Guidelines Take a
Jan 7, 2016 10:59 AM CST
America's Nutrition Guidelines Take a Mediterranean Shift
Also, coffee gets a boost, and there's a shift in cholesterol thinking
- You can relax your grip on that cup of java: "Moderate coffee consumption" can be part of a healthy diet, according to new federal dietary guidelines released Thursday. In fact, three to five cups is apparently just fine, notes the
Los Angeles Times
. The guidelines emphasize veggies, fruits, and...
Dec 25, 2015 2:33 PM CST
Scientists Find Hormone That Reduces Sugar Cravings
This could be good news for people with obesity or diabetes
- The days of uncontrollably binging on leftover Christmas goodies may be numbered. The
reports researchers have figured out a hormone produced in the liver that reduces the desire to eat sugar. Fibroblast growth factor 21—or FGF21—is produced when carbohydrate levels in the body get too high and...
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