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Medical News Today: Sugar and cancer: A surprise connection or 50-year cover-up?
Knowledge of a connection between sugar and cancer might reach back as far as 50 years. But what is the evidence today? And can we get away from sugar? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Why Eating Slowly This Thanksgiving Will Improve Your Long Term Health
As you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner to partake of turkey with all the trimmings, it ’s best to eat slowly. The risk includes not only weight gain, and elevated blood sugar, but your odds of developing metabolic syndrome, which can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

5 Pieces of Damaging Advice for Treating Depression
There’s plenty of advice on treating depression. There are thousands of books, blog posts and magazine articles. Everyone seems to have an opinion. Try this herb or vitamin. Avoid sugar. Be grateful. Be more grateful. You just need some fresh air. Go to therapy. Don’t go to therapy—it’s a waste of time and money. Of course, some advice is sincerely spot-on. Some advice seems helpful, but misses the mark for people struggling with clinical depression. And some of it is just plain bad. Which is why we asked psychologists who specialize in depression to share the damaging advice they’ve come acr...
Source: Psych Central - November 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders Family General Psychotherapy Relationships & Love Self-Help behavioral activation therapy Clinical Depression depression advice Depression Treatment giving advice Intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy lo Source Type: news

Report: Sugar industry hid data on health risks
A new report suggests industry leaders copied the playbook of Big Tobacco and suppressed research linking sugar to serious illnesses (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child ’s science experiment solves chronic disease mystery
“Chew this.” I was instructed. “But don’t swallow. Just tell me when IT happens.” IT? What was IT? I’d have to find out. My researcher’s son — who enlisted me in his science experiment — wasn’t telling. So I obliged and started chewing. It tasted just as I expected at first. Bland. Almost cardboard-like. And then the strangest thing occurred. After about a minute, a hint of sweetness tickled my tongue. I kept chewing. A few seconds later, it intensified… like I was sucking on candy. And a few seconds after that it felt like I had an entire spoonful of sugar...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Nutrition Weight Loss carbohydrates carbs disease sugar Syndrome Zero Source Type: news

The Zero Diet winning recipe …
We are all so excited over our cure for Syndrome Zero. All of my employees are behind this effort. And of course, we practice what we preach so we’re following the Zero Diet. It’s already having a dramatic effect on everybody’s health and we’re feeling better. We’re all doing it together as a team. My whole staff brought in a Zero Diet dish that we served for lunch. It was so hard to pick a winner that we picked three! Many of my employees have been doing this on their own at home. They’ve come up with some great recipes so we decided to have a cook-off. I asked every member of my st...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Nutrition Weight Loss carbohydrates carbs diet fat protien recipe Syndrome Zero Source Type: news

Normalize blood sugar with stem cell boosters
All the patients that I see in my clinic are special… But sometimes there’s a patient who really leaves a mark on you. I recently had a patient like that. He was living 3,000 miles away in Ireland and had seen one of my daily e-newsletters. Right after reading it, he made an appointment, booked a flight and came to my clinic in South Florida. I’ll call him K.O. About 10 years ago, K.O. was diagnosed with dangerously high blood sugar, type 2 diabetes and out-of-control blood pressure. He was 50 years old and taking 10 prescriptions a day. His kidneys were failing him and he was on the short list for a kid...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Nutrition blood sugar carbs diabetes energy stem cells Syndrome Zero Source Type: news

Diabetes: Why eating PEANUTS could be the key for type 2 patients
DIABETES type 2 could be controlled by eating peanuts, as they can help to manage blood sugar levels throughout the day, according to research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protein bars with more fat and sugar than a Krispy Kremeut
Exclusive: An analysis of over 50 products on the market in the US and UK compared how much saturated fat, sugar and protein they contained compared to an Original Glazed Doughnut. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Industry Hid Decades-Old Study Showing Sugar's Unhealthy Effects
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Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - November 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Better drug design: bioengineering and chemical synthesis duo
The EU-funded SWEETOOLS project aims to improve our understanding of the role of sugars in human biology. Exploring optimised versions of biosynthesised proteins combined with chemically synthesised drugs could help the development of novel biomedicines and vaccines targeting, for example, influenza. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 22, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Sugar Industry Shifted Blame For Heart Disease Onto Fats In The '60s
A new report out today reveals documents showing how the sugar industry influenced scientific research in the 1960s in a way that deflected concerns about the impact of sugar on health. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

What The Industry Knew About Sugar's Health Effects, But Didn't Tell Us
The sugar industry pulled the plug on an animal study it funded in the 1960s. Initial results pointed to a link between sugar consumption and elevated triglycerides, which raises heart disease risk.(Image credit: Karen M. Romanko/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

Report: Industry Hid Study Showing Sugar's Effects
More than four decades ago, a study in rats funded by the sugar industry found evidence linking the sweetener to heart disease and bladder cancer, the paper trail investigation reports. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sugar industry withheld research effects of sucrose 50 years ago, study claims
Researchers say negative health impacts of sucrose could have been combated sooner had research been released – but industry bodies dispute the findingsSugar ’s demise from childhood staple to public enemy can be seen everywhere. Chocolate bars are shrinking,sugary drinks are set to be taxed and our recommended daily sugar intake hasbeen slashed in half. But the battle against sugar might have begun sooner if the industry hadn ’t kept secrets to protect its commercial interests, according to new findings. In 1967, when scientists were arguing overthe link between sugar consumption and increased risk of he...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Brown Tags: Sugar Society Business Health Science Medical research Cancer Heart disease Source Type: news

Sugar industry withheld research into effects of sucrose 50 years ago, study claims
Researchers say negative health impacts of sucrose could have been combated sooner had research been released – but industry bodies dispute the findingsSugar ’s demise from childhood staple to public enemy can be seen everywhere. Chocolate bars are shrinking,sugary drinks are set to be taxed and our recommended daily sugar intake hasbeen slashed in half. But the battle against sugar might have begun sooner if the industry hadn ’t kept secrets to protect its commercial interests, according to new findings. In 1967, when scientists were arguing overthe link between sugar consumption and increased risk of he...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Brown Tags: Sugar Society Business Health Science Medical research Cancer Heart disease Source Type: news

Sugar industry blocked research linking sucrose to cancer
The researchers at the University of California at San Francisco say that, had this paper been published in 1968, it would have led to scrutiny and even regulation of sugar by the FDA. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Controversial sugar industry study resurfaces
Researchers have discovered a 1960s sugar industry-funded study that they say links a high-sugar diet to high blood cholesterol levels and cancer in rats. The study never published and has long been forgotten, until now. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sugar Industry Long Downplayed Potential Harms
The sugar industry funded animal research in the 1960s on sugar ’ s effects on heart health, then buried data suggesting sugar could be harmful. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O ’ CONNOR Tags: Sugar Animals Smoking and Tobacco Research Heart Source Type: news

Report: Industry Hid Decades-Old Study Showing Sugar's Unhealthy Effects
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New report shows better diabetes management saves money and improves patient outcomes
A recent IHS Markit report, “The Clinical and Economic Benefits of Better Treatment of Adult Medicaid Beneficiaries with Diabetes, ” simulated savings in the Medicaid program as a result of better management of diabetes. The study found that controlling blood pressure, total cholesterol and HbA1C (a key blood sugar metric) significantly reduced the onset of several chronic conditions for patients with diabetes and could save more than $4 billion based on Medicaid health care spending in 2016. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - November 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: diabetes health care spending Medicaid Ask About Adherence Medication Adherence Source Type: news

Report: Industry Hid Decades-Old Study Showing Sugar's Unhealthy Effects
TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 -- Big Sugar seems to have copied the Big Tobacco playbook, a new report contends. More than four decades ago, a study in rats funded by the sugar industry found evidence linking the sweetener to heart disease and bladder... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

EverlyWell rakes in millions in sales in first year — even before upcoming 'Shark Tank' appearance
With a range of at-home diagnostic kits testing things from sexually transmitted diseases to blood sugar, EverlyWell has found a receptive market. But the CEO discovered that there are notable costs that come along with the free advertising that comes from appearing on the hit ABC reality TV show "Shark Tank." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Will Anderson Source Type: news

Pre-diabetes discovery marks step towards precision medicine
Researchers from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre have identified three specific molecules that accurately indicate insulin resistance, or pre-diabetes - a major predictor of metabolic syndrome, the collection of medical conditions that include abdominal obesity, high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels. The finding, from a study undertaken in mice, could make earlier detection of pre-diabetes in humans much easier for doctors and allow for more personalised and effective treatments for patients in the future. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eight low-sugar fruits
Eating fruit can help ensure a person gets enough fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Learn more about which fruits have low sugar contents. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

If "sitting is the new smoking," who is responsible for the health consequences of desk jobs?
(Natural News) A new study that is set to be published in the forthcoming Lewis and Clark Law Review shows that sitting for prolonged periods of time can often lead to a number of health issues, which include increased body fat and cholesterol, high blood sugar, and increased high blood pressure. According to Natalie Pedersen,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are grandparents spoiling kids?
A study says grandparents tend to give high-sugar snacks as treats - so we tracked some down. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fighting salt and sugar cravings, with spicy food
There's no magic pill that will cure you of your cravings. But there is something that may help the effort, and it's all-natural. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycemia)
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Combustibility determination for cotton gin dust and almond huller dust - Hughs SE, Wakelyn PJ.
It has been documented that some dusts generated while processing agricultural products, such as grain and sugar, can constitute combustible dust hazards. After a catastrophic dust explosion in a sugar refinery in 2008, the Occupational Safety and Health A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Understanding pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer: An overview? November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, which makes it a good time to learn more about this disease. Pancreatic cancer begins in the pancreas ? an organ that secretes enzymes that aid digestion and hormones that regulate the metabolism of sugars. Pancreatic cancer, which typically spreads rapidly to nearby organs, seldom [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Slightly elevated blood sugar not tied to higher risk of heart attack
(Reuters Health) - For people who already have cardiovascular problems, having high blood sugar below the cutoff for diabetes diagnosis doesn ’t raise the risk of potentially fatal heart “events,” a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

High blood pressure WARNING: THESE drinks could be causing heart damage
HIGH blood pressure could be caused by drinking energy drinks, due to their high sugar and caffeine content, researchers have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure WARNING: Energy drinks could cause heart and kidney damage
HIGH blood pressure could be caused by drinking energy drinks, due to their high sugar and caffeine content, researchers have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating more slowly may reduce obesity risk
According to a study, presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017, eating too quickly can cause blood sugar changes that predispose to insulin resistance and obesity.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A new way to reduce surgery complications stemming from high blood sugar
(Thomas Jefferson University) Using a different marker to track a patient's glycemic levels could help improve outcomes after surgery for diabetic and non-diabetic patients alike. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart failure patients ’ odds of hospitalization tied to diabetes
(Reuters Health) - Heart failure patients may be less likely to be hospitalized or die prematurely if they don ’t also have diabetes – but even if they do have it, they may still minimize their risk by controlling their blood sugar, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Foods That Help Balance Your Hormones
by Claire McIntosh, AARP, November 14, 2017|Comments: 0. Hormone Hacks. Getty Images. Doctors suggest avoiding caffeine, sugar, alcohol and highly  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Museum District hospital that recently changed hands names new CEO
Park Plaza Hospital, at 1313 Hermann Drive in the Museum District, has named Peyton Elliott as its new CEO. Elliott will join the hospital on Dec. 26, according to a Nov. 14 press release. He most recently served as vice president of operations and finance at Houston Methodist West Hospital, which he helped develop and open in 2010. He also has worked at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, the corpor ate office of Houston Methodist Hospital System and Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

Museum District hospital that recently changed hands names new CEO
Park Plaza Hospital, at 1313 Hermann Drive in the Museum District, has named Peyton Elliott as its new CEO. Elliott will join the hospital on Dec. 26, according to a Nov. 14 press release. He most recently served as vice president of operations and finance at Houston Methodist West Hospital, which he helped develop and open in 2010. He also has worked at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, the corpor ate office of Houston Methodist Hospital System and Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

Turning Point? Decline in Soda Consumption in US Isn't Uniform Turning Point? Decline in Soda Consumption in US Isn't Uniform
Overall, consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is down in children and adults across the US according to the latest estimates, but intake levels remain high among adolescents and certain ethnic groups.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Sugar cut down: Swap to THESE alternative snacks for a healthier lifestyle
OUR love of sugary foods is rotting our teeth and driving a host of health problems such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Jane Symons looks at the alternatives. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

America's Love Affair With Sugary Sodas Is Fading
TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 -- Consumption of sodas and other sweet drinks -- a big source of sugar in Americans'diets -- has dropped in the past decade among both kids and adults, researchers find. Overall, the number of adults who said they drank a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tanzania:Why Diabetes Still Ruins People's Lives
[Citizen] Warnings have come and gone, such as, "With extra sugar, you eat your way to the grave," or "An apple a day keeps a doctor away," meaning that how we eat and live determines our health. Still, government, experts and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have continued warning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sugary beverage consumption in US declining but remains high among certain groups
(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) Consumption of sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) fell for both children and adults between 2003 and 2014, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. But despite this positive trend, the researchers found, consumption remains high among adolescents and young adults, and is particularly high among black, Mexican American, and non-Mexican Hispanic populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

If sitting is the new smoking, should employers be held liable?
(Drexel University) Researchers have linked sitting for long periods of time to a number of health issues, including increased high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat and cholesterol. They also warn that prolonged sitting increases the risk of cardiovascular problems and cancer. What does this mean for organizations whose employees end up sitting for at least eight hours a day? Should they be held liable for harms caused to employees in sedentary workplaces? (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

She Took On Colombia ’ s Soda Industry. Then She Was Silenced.
The debate over taxing sugary drinks has turned into a ferocious global policy brawl. In Colombia, proponents faced intimidation and censorship. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL Tags: Soft Drinks Obesity Colombia Lobbying and Lobbyists Sales and Excise Taxes Sugar Medicine and Health Source Type: news

do: She Took On Colombia ’ s Soda Industry. Then She Was Silenced.
The debate over taxing sugary drinks has turned into a ferocious global policy brawl. In Colombia, proponents faced intimidation and censorship. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL Tags: Soft Drinks Obesity Colombia Lobbying and Lobbyists Sales and Excise Taxes Sugar Medicine and Health Source Type: news

SPM Conference
Discussions noted and collected will serve as the basis of a number of internal advocacy efforts. Let’s keep the conversation going on Connect! Our inaugural meeting was certified as Patients Included, a designation given to an event that meets all 5 of the Patients Included charter: Missed the event and couldn’t catch the live-stream? Loved the meeting so much you wish you could experience it all over again? We’ve got you covered! Here are speakers’ presentations from the inaugural Society for Participatory Medicine conference. Looking forward to our second annual meeting in 2018! Stay tuned for d...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Sugar found to cause plaque in the brain, raising chances of Alzheimer's
(Natural News) If you’re craving something sweet, grab an apple instead of a bar of chocolate. A group of scientists has recently discovered a link between high glucose levels in the brain and symptoms of memory loss, which could lead to Alzheimer’s. The brain breaks down glucose, or sugar in its most basic form, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news