Medical News Today: Can stevia benefit people with diabetes?
Stevia is a sugar substitute that is about 300 times sweeter than table sugar. Stevia is very low in calories, and there is growing interest in whether this sweetener can help people with diabetes use their diet to control their blood sugar levels. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Sweeteners Disrupt Blood Glucose Via Effects on Gut Bacteria Sweeteners Disrupt Blood Glucose Via Effects on Gut Bacteria
Reductions in GLP-1 -- which helps regulate blood glucose levels -- linked to use of low-calorie sweeteners may be mediated by changes in the gut microbiome, say scientists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners damage gut bacteria potentially worsening blood sugar control
Artificial sweeteners may be toxic to gut bacteria, potentially affecting blood sugar control and increasing the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, according to research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Drinking diet drinks 'could increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes'
Diet drinks and artificial sweeteners that many use to cut their sugar consumption could actually put them at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, research suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners found in popular diet fizzy drinks are ‘toxic’ to your gut bacteria
ARTIFICIAL sweeteners found in many popular foods and drinks have a “toxic” effect on digestive gut microbes, according to a new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows cigarillo flavors enhanced by high-intensity sweeteners
Artificial sweeteners may encourage young people to smoke cigarillos by reducing the aversive sensation of smoking and making the small cigars more palatable. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ditch the diet Coke? Sweeteners are toxic to the gut
Researchers from Israel and Singapore warned the findings offer 'further evidence' that artificial sweeteners can damage health. The findings were published in the journal Molecules. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Should you swap sugar for sweeteners to control blood glucose?
TYPE 2 diabetes is caused by having too much sugar in the blood. This doesn ’t mean people with diabetes have to completely cut sugar from their diet, but it should be limited in order to keep blood glucose levels under control. So are sweeteners a suitable alternative? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: Does swapping sugar for sweeteners control blood glucose levels?
TYPE 2 diabetes is caused by having too much sugar in the blood. This doesn ’t mean people with diabetes have to completely cut sugar from their diet, but it should be limited in order to keep blood glucose levels under control. So are sweeteners a suitable alternative? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Coconut sugar nutrition
Producers make coconut sugar from coconut palms. Some people may think of it as a more healthful sugar than other kinds, but there is much to consider before a person adds it to their diet as an alternative to sweeteners. Coconut sugar contains both glucose and fructose. Find out the science behind coconut sugar here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Sweeteners ARE safe and they DON'T make you hungrier
EXCLUSIVE: Dr Emma Derbyshire, based in London, claims switching to foods and drinks which contain low-calorie sweeteners could actually be beneficial - despite fears over sweeteners. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds sucralose produces previously unidentified metabolites
(North Carolina State University) Sucralose, a widely used artificial sweetener sold under the trade name Splenda ® , is metabolized in the gut, producing at least two fat-soluble compounds, according to a recent study using rats. The finding differs from the studies used to garner regulatory approval for sucralose, which reported that the substance was not broken down in the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Manuka honey is a trendy sweetener, but are you getting what you pay for?
Is your manuka honey worth the hefty price tag? (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Shock claim: Diet sodas are putting your fertility at risk
(Natural News) Diet sodas and other aerated beverages could be just as detrimental as regular sodas in terms of health risks. Health experts have recently noted that diet sodas and other aerated drinks were associated with reduced fertility in both men and women. According to the experts, the artificial sweetener aspartame disrupts the endocrine system, which in turn... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA Advises Low-Calorie Sweeteners May Be Useful in Adults AHA Advises Low-Calorie Sweeteners May Be Useful in Adults
An American Heart Association advisory concludes adults may benefit from replacing sugar-sweetened beverages with low-calorie ones but warns against long-term use in children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are monk fruit and stevia?
Monk fruit and stevia are natural, plant-based sweeteners. The products tend to contain few, if any, calories, carbohydrates, and sugars, and people use them as alternatives to sugar, honey, and other sweeteners. Here, we describe what monk fruit and stevia are and how to choose between them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Narendra Modi offers healthcare sweetener ahead of India elections
PM also promises manned space flight by 2022 in wide-ranging Independence Day speech (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Modi offers healthcare sweetener ahead of India poll
PM also promises manned space flight by 2022 in wide-ranging Independence Day speech (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Manuka honey is trendy and expensive: What to know before you buy
Manuka honey is a trendy sweetener prized for its healing properties. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Why you should avoid aspartame at all costs
(Natural News) Among artificial sweeteners, one of the most common and controversial is aspartame. This zero-calorie sweetener, typically used in a number of foods and beverages as a sugar substitute, has been the subject of intense scrutiny in recent years. There is a multitude of reasons for this, many of which should give you pause... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latest stevia research published in Journal of Nutrition
(PureCircle) The Journal of Nutrition recently published a comprehensive review of the latest stevia science in its July 2018 issue. Authored by several eminent scientists including members of the PureCircle Stevia Institute (PCSI) advisory board, the article 'Stevia Leaf to Stevia Sweetener: Exploring Its Science, Benefits, and Future Potential' details the current state of the science for stevia, stevia's safety and potential health benefits, as well as the potential for future research and applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 24, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Do you really want to use that? Artificial sweeteners linked to unwanted weight gain
(Natural News) Foods and drinks labeled “low-fat” and “diet” are not helping you lose weight, but actually, do the opposite. These products contain artificial sweeteners that actually cause fat accumulation and unwanted weight gain. These side effects are especially pronounced in people who are already obese. These artificial sweeteners overstimulate and disrupt the metabolic processes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: This fruit could cause painful swelling
STOMACH bloating causes can include allergy to a particular food, eating too quickly or consuming a product which leads to gas release and causes a bloated stomach. Eating products containing this sweetener could cause stomach bloating. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: This sweetener could cause painful swelling
STOMACH bloating causes can include allergy to a particular food, eating too quickly or consuming a product which leads to gas release and causes a bloated stomach. Eating products containing this sweetener could cause stomach bloating. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How non-sugar sweeteners affect your health: A look at the research
(Natural News) A lot of people have an appetite for sugar. Studies have shown that the body’s response to sugary food starts even before it enters the body, with the brain firing on all cylinders to excite the reward circuit and produce dopamine, a neurotransmitter that regulates pleasure and reward. However, past decades have also shown... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: You should try eating fewer sugars and sweeteners to avoid the swelling
STOMACH bloating can be caused by a reaction to something in the diet. Eating less of certain foods can help stop the painful swelling. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research Reveals Immunotherapy More Effective in Men
For mesothelioma patients, immunotherapy is mostly available through clinical trials at this time. Immunotherapy is a relatively new way to treat cancer, and doctors still are learning who will respond best to these novel therapies. Newly released medical research has found men seem to respond better to immunotherapy than women. But this doesn’t mean immunotherapy is off the table for women with mesothelioma. You should learn all you can about how immunotherapy works, why it may or may not be right for you and how you can best prepare yourself if you decide an immunotherapy clinical trial is right for you. Thorough ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

No glycaemic effect associated with non-nutritive sweetener consumption
A study in theEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that non-nutritive sweeteners have no impact in blood glucose levels. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the side effects of aspartame?
The food additive aspartame is a sweetener used in many foods and drinks. It is controversial and has a range of purported side effects, although many regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approve its use. Learn more about the side effects of aspartame, and the alternatives, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about dextrose
Dextrose is a type of sugar that comes from corn. It has a wide variety of uses, including as a sweetener in many foods and as a medical treatment for low blood sugar and dehydration. In this article, learn about the uses of dextrose in food and medicine. We also cover the possible side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Your Guide to Creating Dairy-Free Nut, Seed and Rice Milks
When I create recipes, I always try to cater to people who have intolerances to ingredients such as lactose. Nut and seed milks are a delicious lactose-free alternative to traditional dairy milk, and they can be used in a variety of recipes that require the real thing. They can also provide your body with essential minerals such as calcium and magnesium. In my cookbook Purely Delicious, I created a full chapter exclusively to these concoctions — 12 total, all with their own unique benefits and flavor profiles. The key ingredient you choose to make your dairy-free milks with will ultimately determine the taste and tex...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

Survival medicine: Are you familiar with the medicinal uses of honey?
(Natural News) Aside from being a natural sweetener, preppers know that raw honey has several medicinal uses that can be helpful in a pinch. Check them out below, and don’t forget to include some honey in your supplies. (h/t to BeansBulletsBandagesAndYou.com) Honey possesses medicinal properties because it is full of sugar with little to no water... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners Won't Affect Blood Sugar
Artificial sweeteners are extremely popular in the United States. They provide a sweet taste without adding a lot of calories or carbohydrates, which can be especially important if someone has diabetes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners Won't Affect Your Blood Sugar: Study
WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 -- Can an artificially sweetened drink or food really satisfy your sweet tooth without raising your blood sugar levels? That depends on what's in the food or drink, but a new review confirms that artificial sweeteners alone... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners Won't Affect Your Blood Sugar: Study
Title: Artificial Sweeteners Won't Affect Your Blood Sugar: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - May 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

6 More reasons NOT to drink diet soda
(Natural News) Sodas are known to be harmful to health. Likewise, diet sodas are still bad for you. “Diet” sodas and zero-calorie drinks are marketed as “healthier” alternatives to regular soda. But do not be fooled, they are made out of artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, cyclamates, saccharin, sucralose, and acesulfame potassium. Artificial sweeteners are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-Nutritive Sweeteners Don't Up Blood Glucose Levels
FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 -- Consumption of non-nutritive sweeteners (NNSs) does not increase blood glucose levels, according to a review published online May 15 in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Alexander D. Nichol, from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

California children are drinking less soda but are getting more calories from sugary sports and energy products
Children and teenagers in California are filling up on sports and energy drinks that contain similar amounts of sweeteners and pose the same health risks as soda, according to a new  study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.“There should be a warning label on flavored water, sports and energy drinks that says, ‘We may seem like a healthy choice, but we’re loaded with sugar, too,’” said Joelle Wolstein, research scientist at the center and lead author of the study. “People seem unaware that these drinks have the same or even higher amounts of added sweetener...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Are sweeteners healthier than sugar?
Artificial sweeteners offer a sweet taste without the calories, but are they healthy? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sugars in infant formulas pose risk to babies with inherited metabolic disorder
(Emory Health Sciences) Babies with inherited intolerance of fructose face a risk of acute liver failure if they are fed certain widely available formulas containing fructose, pediatricians and geneticists are warning. Baby formula manufacturers should remove fructose or sucrose, or explicitly label their products to allow parents to avoid those sweeteners if necessary, the doctors say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PROVEN: Sugar-free diet drinks are NOT healthier; artificial sweeteners still cause obesity and diabetes
(Natural News) Artificial sweeteners have been heralded by weight-conscious folks looking to cut calories for the last few decades. It’s hard to ignore the fact that dieters and health-conscious people alike have been led to believe that choosing a sugar substitute over the real thing is actually their best option — but is that really... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Ways to Make Your Coffee Even Healthier
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Ask Well: Are There Downsides to the Sweetener Stevia?
Some researchers warn that we don ’ t have enough evidence to fully understand how sweeteners that have no calories affect the body. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALICE CALLAHAN Tags: Sugar Diabetes Research Calories Weight Obesity Digestive Tract Artificial Sweeteners Source Type: news

Extreme measures rarely work: You don’t have to quit all sugar to be healthy
(Natural News) Sugar-free diets advise individuals to skip certain fruits, sweeteners, sweets, and table sugar/sucrose. Other diets even suggest minimizing the dairy products that you consume. While its true that consuming too much sugar can cause obesity and increase the risk of heart disease, some cancers, and Type 2 diabetes, eating healthy doesn’t mean cutting out all the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Surprising Foods That Pack a Day ’s Worth of Added Sugar
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / AP Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

How to Kick Your Caffeine Dependence for Good
An estimated 64% of Americans drink coffee every day, according to data from the National Coffee Association. In many ways, that’s a healthy habit: research has found that coffee may boost longevity and decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and more. But when the habit crosses the line from a pleasant pick-me-up to a daily necessity, the equation gets a little more complicated. People can develop a dependence on coffee and other caffeinated beverages, such as tea, soda and energy drinks, says Merideth Addicott, an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Psychiatric ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

WATCH: Findings link artificial sweeteners to obesity, diabetes: Study
Researchers said some sweeteners used can change the metabolism in mice. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

Diet Soda, Sweeteners Can Still Cause Diabetes, Study Finds
CBS Local – Although many people think diet soda is a healthier option than other sugary drinks, a new study has found that having beverages using artificial sweeteners can still lead to diabetes and obesity. Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin say a study of rats has revealed that artificial sweeteners, commonly used in zero-calorie sodas, actually did as much harm to the body as a high-sugar diet. “We also observed that replacing these sugars with non-caloric artificial sweeteners leads to negative changes in fat and energy metabolism,” lead researcher Brian Hoffmann sa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News artificial sweeteners Chris Melore Diabetes Diet Soda Local TV Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners: Where do we stand?
Could the no-calorie sweetener you rely on to replace sugar in your diet actually cause weight gain instead of the weight loss you were expecting? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news