Does Sugar Make Kids Hyper? That ’ s Largely A Myth
(CNN) — Does sugar make kids hyper? Maybe. “If you look at the peer-reviewed evidence, we cannot say sugar absolutely makes kids hyper; however, you can’t discount that sugar may have a slight effect” on behavior, said Kristi L. King, senior pediatric dietitian at Texas Children’s Hospital and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In the mid-1990s, a meta-analysis reviewed 16 studies on sugar’s effects in children. The research, published in the medical journal JAMA, concluded that sugar does not affect behavior or cognitive performance in children. “However, a sm...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: News Health CNN Sugar Source Type: news

Is Honey Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Because it comes from nature — from bees, no less — honey has a health halo. But is honey really healthy? Here’s what dietitians say about the health benefits of honey. What is honey made of? Honey is made from nectar. “Bees collect the dilute-sugary nectar of flora plants, produce an enzymatic activity after ingestion, regurgitate it into honey cells and evaporate a high percentage of the water out of it, producing a super-sweet viscous liquid known as honey,” explains Dana Hunnes, a senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The sweet substance is mostly fructose and glucose &mda...
Source: TIME: Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

SHOCKING report: Coca-Cola tried to manipulate the CDC to "influence policy on nutrition and artificial sweeteners"
(Natural News) Private emails that were released in a shocking report show how Coca-Cola tried to manipulate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to influence policy on nutrition in ways that would benefit their products. The relationship between the soft drink maker and the public health agency could have negative consequences for the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-calorie sweetener derived from lactose gets manufacturing boost from yeast
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) The quest to satisfy the sweet tooth without adding to the waistline has a new weapon in its arsenal: a strain of yeast that can metabolize lactose, the sugar in dairy products, into tagatose, a natural sweetener with less than half the calories of table sugar. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Harmful compounds might be formed when foods containing the sweetener sucralose are heated
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) Sucralose is a sweetener authorized in the European Union as E 955. The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has assessed the current data situation on the stability of sucralose and the formation of possibly harmful chlorinated compounds at high temperatures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

House marijuana bill draws heated reaction
After fiery exchanges with veterans and patient advocates who accused a legislative leader of relying on faulty research, members of a House committee on Tuesday pushed forward a proposal that would cap the level of euphoria-inducing THC in smokable medical marijuana. The House plan would also give veterans free, state-issued medical marijuana identification cards, a sweetener that angered veterans who lashed out at the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Ray Rodrigues, during an emotionally charged House Appropriations… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Dara Kam Source Type: news

Deceptive and unhealthy: The 5 negative side effects of drinking diet soda
(Natural News) Sugar-free diet soda can make you feel like you’re consuming a “healthier” alternative to regular soft drinks. However, various studies have determined that the artificial sweeteners in diet soda are still bad for your health. Despite the claims that sugar-free beverages are healthier alternatives, findings from different studies soon revealed the negative side effects of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enjoy These Sweet Strawberry Treats Without Guilt
WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 -- Berries are nature's natural sweetener and they come loaded with benefits. Fiber, vitamins and antioxidants sweeten the deal. Fresh strawberries are a plentiful spring and summer fruit, so load up on them at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A sweetener's not-so-sweet effects
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Source: ScienceNOW - March 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Kiberstis, P. A. Tags: Medicine, Diseases twis Source Type: news

Kidney disease hits 850 million people
Diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure contributing to growing world burden Related items fromOnMedica Higher cancer risk from chronic diseases High-dose folic acid doesn ’t prevent pre-eclampsia Doubt over health benefits of non-sugar sweeteners Millions miss out on vital diabetes health checks Hospital transport service fails kidney patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Too good to be true: Study confirms that artificial sweeteners can't promote weight loss
(Natural News) Lots of dieters like to take “shortcuts” that they believe will help them continue to enjoy their favorite foods without getting too far off track from reaching their goals. However, it’s becoming increasingly clear that one very popular substitute – artificial sweeteners – isn’t really helping their weight loss efforts after all. A... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study finds that aspartame-sweetened diet soda causes stroke, dementia risks to skyrocket... is aspartame DESTROYING brain function?
(Natural News) The most popular yet infamous artificial sweetener on the market just got tagged by two highly credible science studies as being correlated with accelerated brain aging. On the hook for causing smaller overall brain volume, a significantly smaller hippocampus and poorer memory, not only was aspartame implicated in the science studies, but “regular” soda... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners linked to diabetes and obesity
(Natural News) Millions of people across the globe turn to artificial sweeteners like aspartame in an effort to reduce their calorie intake. Who could blame them? Diet beverages, foods and those pastel-colored packets that adorn the tables at your favorite diner are all marketed as the healthy alternative for people who are conscious about their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Should diabetics swap sugar for sweetener? The truth revealed
TYPE 2 diabetes sufferers are advised to cut down on the amount of sugar they consume in order to control the condition. It may seem sensible to replace sugar with sweetener, but artificial sweeteners have also proved somewhat controversial in the health world. So should diabetic people swap sugar for sweetener? One doctor explains. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Should people with diabetes swap sugar for sweetener? The truth revealed
TYPE 2 diabetes sufferers are advised to cut down on the amount of sugar they consume in order to control the condition. It may seem sensible to replace sugar with sweetener, but artificial sweeteners have also proved somewhat controversial in the health world. So should diabetic people swap sugar for sweetener? One doctor explains. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Noteworthy Cardiovascular Studies from American Heart Month
Psoriasis medication for heart disease prevention, the role of artificial sweeteners in different types of stroke, and 3 other noteworthy findings from American Heart Month.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 20, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Sydney Jennings Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Women face a health risk from just TWO diet drinks a day
AS FEW as two diet drinks a day increase a woman's risk of stroke, heart disease and an early death, research suggests. And experts admitted they did not know which artificial sweeteners may be bad for health and which may be harmless. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet Sodas and Juices Are Linked to Higher Stroke Risk, Study Says
Diet drinks may seem like healthier options than sugary sodas and fruit drinks, but studies haven’t all backed up their health benefits. In the latest look at the popular beverages, researchers found that older women who drank more diet drinks had a higher risk of stroke and heart disease, as well as a higher risk of dying early from any cause, compared to women who drank fewer of the drinks. In a study published in the journal Stroke, researchers studied data from more than 81,000 post-menopausal women enrolled in the large population-based Women’s Health Initiative. Three years into the study, the women answe...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Heart Disease Source Type: news

Diet drinks could raise risk of DYING young and increases the chance of stroke 'by nearly a third'
The major study led by New York's Albert Einstein College of Medicine tracked 80,000 women over 50 for 12 years. The findings add to controversy around artificial sweeteners. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet Beverages Linked To Increased Stroke Risk & Heart Attacks
This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet beverages and vascular disease, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage or another hidden health issue. “Postmenopausal women tend to have higher risk for vascular disease because they are lacking the protective effects of natural hormones,” North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell said, which could contribute to increased risk for heart disease and stroke...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Heart Attack Stroke Source Type: news

Diet Drinks Linked To Increased Stroke Risk & Heart Attacks
This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet beverages and vascular disease, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage or another hidden health issue. “Postmenopausal women tend to have higher risk for vascular disease because they are lacking the protective effects of natural hormones,” North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell said, which could contribute to increased risk for heart disease and stroke...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Heart Attack Stroke Source Type: news

Research proves the healing potential of monk fruit on cancer patients
(Natural News) Monk fruit (Siraitia grosvenorii) is one of the stalwarts of traditional Chinese medicine that found new uses in modern times. Many studies are now confirming its therapeutic effectiveness against certain types of cancer. In the West, the fruit serves as an alternative sweetener that is much healthier than processed sugar. It is believed to decrease bad cholesterol and alleviate the symptoms... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research confirms the healing potential of monk fruit on cancer patients
(Natural News) Monk fruit (Siraitia grosvenorii) is one of the stalwarts of traditional Chinese medicine that found new uses in modern times. Many studies are now confirming its therapeutic effectiveness against certain types of cancer. In the West, the fruit serves as an alternative sweetener that is much healthier than processed sugar. It is believed to decrease bad cholesterol and alleviate the symptoms... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bud Light Picks Fight With Corn Syrup in Super Bowl Ad
Responding to the company ’ s boast that it doesn ’ t brew its beer using corn syrup, a prominent corn lobbyist shared a video of himself pouring Bud Light down the drain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANIEL VICTOR and CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Corn Syrup and Sweeteners Advertising and Marketing Beer Anheuser-Busch InBev NV National Corn Growers Assn Super Bowl Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Aspartame may be making you dumb: Study finds that the artificial sweetener disrupts your neurotransmitters
(Natural News) Another study proves that artificial sweeteners like aspartame are harmful to your health. The study, which was published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, has revealed that aspartame damages the brain. In particular, consuming this chemical sweetener for a long time will increase oxidative stress in the brain tissue... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Continual consumption of aspartame increases oxidative stress in brain tissue
(Natural News) Researchers from King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia have found that aspartame, a common artificial sweetener, has a damaging effect on the brain. More specifically, they found that the long-term consumption of aspartame increases oxidative stress in brain tissue and disrupts neurotransmitters, which harms physiological functions. For the study, the researchers assessed the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Honey is medicine: 4 Scientifically proven perks to using Nature's sweetener
(Natural News) Honey is so much more than just a natural sweetener. This potent superfood has a long history of being used as a natural remedy due to its health-boosting properties. Honey can be used to treat a number of ailments and health conditions ranging anywhere from soothing an upset stomach to curing skin infections... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Efficacy of Stevioside sweetener on pH of plaque among young adults
Abstract Background: Stevioside is a natural herbal sweetener extracted from Stevia rebaudiana. An in vitrostudy has proved the antibacterial efficacy of 0.2% Stevia aqueous solution against Streptococcusmutans and Lactobacillus acidophilus, and the present study was conducted to clinically evaluatethe efficacy of Stevia leaf extract and Stevia product on plaque pH, when compared with sucrosesolution.Materials and Methods: A clinical trial was conducted among a sample of 22 undergraduatestudents who volunteered. After obtaining consent, students were instructed not to brush at nightand not to use any mouth rinse during the...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 25, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Nine ways to experience the magic of Manuka honey
(Natural News) As far as sweeteners go, honey has been around for thousands of years and has been used as a food and a potent natural remedy. Unfortunately, like most foods produced today, the potency has been greatly diminished through various processing techniques and profitable short cuts that have left many honeys devoid of enzymes and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of xylitol?
Xylitol has fewer calories and a lower glycemic index than sugar, making it an attractive sweetener for people with diabetes and those trying to lose weight. Some research suggests that it may also have benefits for dental health and ear infections, as well as antioxidant properties. Learn more about xylitol here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

The dangers of aspartame explained
(Natural News) Whether you have diabetes or you’re trying to lessen your sugar intake, chances are you’ve already replaced table sugar (sucrose) with an artificial sweetener called aspartame. This sugar substitute has fewer calories, but studies have shown that the use of aspartame also comes with various health risks. What is aspartame and why is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners, Not Good, Not Bad
Sugar substitutes offered no health benefits, but they didn ’ t do any harm, either, a review of studies found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Artificial Sweeteners Weight Source Type: news

Diet Soda Linked to Risk for Diabetic Blindness
Diet soft drinks have been marketed as healthier than regular soft drinks, yet a growing body of evidence has suggested that artificial sweeteners may also harm your health. Past research has linked diet soda to a higher risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Artificial sweeteners make 'no difference' to health
According to a recent meta-analysis, non-sugar sweeteners make little or no difference to health outcomes, including weight loss, diabetes risk, and BMI. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Little Evidence That Non-Sugar Sweeteners Lead to Improved Health Little Evidence That Non-Sugar Sweeteners Lead to Improved Health
A review of research on artificial and natural sweeteners commonly used as alternatives to sugar failed to find strong evidence they provide significant health benefits, but also found no harm from using them.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Health Benefits of Nonsugar Sweeteners Uncertain
FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 -- There is no compelling evidence to indicate health benefits of nonsugar sweetener (NSS) use on a range of health outcomes, according to a review published online Jan. 2 in The BMJ. Ingrid Toews, from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Little evidence that non-sugar sweeteners lead to improved health
(Reuters Health) - A review of research on artificial and natural sweeteners commonly used as alternatives to sugar failed to find strong evidence they provide significant health benefits, but also found no harm from using them. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Do sugar-free sweeteners really help you lose weight?
Researchers reviewed more than 50 studies and found little evidence of any health benefits (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: No Proof No-Cal Sweeteners Help Weight Loss
There did not seem to be a difference in most health situations between people who used non-sugar sweeteners and those who didn’t. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doubt over health benefits of non-sugar sweeteners
Little evidence over benefits of artificial sugars Related items fromOnMedica GPs to receive help to improve patients ’ physical activity Fat children have high cardiovascular risks as teens Diabetes growth will cause surge in cardiovascular disease GPs should recommend gradual, long-term weight loss Nutrition more important than calories, say experts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sweeteners are NOT healthier than sugar
Researchers led by the University of Freiburg, in Germany, reviewed 56 studies on sugar-free sweeteners and found nothing to prove they are any healthier than normal sugar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Evidence No-Cal Sweeteners Will Help You Lose Weight: Study
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 -- If you think a switch from sugar to a calorie-free sweetener might help you get healthier and shed pounds, think again. After years of research, there's still only very weak evidence that no-cal sweeteners might be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pine needles from Christmas trees could be turned into paint and food sweeteners
(University of Sheffield) Abandoned Christmas trees could be saved from landfill and turned into paint and food sweeteners according to new research by the University of Sheffield. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 27, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Getting yeast to make artificial sweets
(American Chemical Society) The holiday season can be a time of excess, but low- or no-calorie sweeteners could help merry-makers stay trim. Stevia is a zero-calorie sweetener that is sometimes called 'natural' because it is extracted from the leaves of a South American plant. Now, a report in ACS Synthetic Biology describes a way to prepare large quantities of stevia using yeast, which would cut out the plant middleman and could lead to a better tasting product. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

No, artificial sweeteners won't give you cancer, and YES it really can make you slim
Thanks to the sugar tax – which makes manufacturers pay a levy on the high-sugar drinks they sell – we don’t even have to try, with many favourites reformulated into virtuous versions of their former selves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The science speaks for itself: Artificial sweeteners trigger glucose intolerance
(Natural News) Sugar is unquestionably bad for you, with study after study linking it to a growing list of health problems. When you’re craving something sweet, you might believe that choosing food that uses artificial sweeteners is the healthier choice. Unfortunately, you’re not doing yourself any favors if you opt for alternatives like aspartame or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why aspartame puts you at risk of a whole slew of adverse health effects
(Natural News) Aspartame is one of the most widely used artificial sweeteners on the market. Sold under the brand names “Nutrasweet” and “Equal,” it has made its way into kitchens and restaurants across America, and is a popular choice for “calorie-free” sweetening endeavors across the food industry. Aspartame is lauded for its near-zero calorie status,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia or something else? See which health conditions that are often mistaken for the degenerative disease
(Natural News) The Alzheimer’s Association defines dementia as “a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life.” However, over 40 percent of dementia diagnoses are actually wrong. Here are seven health conditions that are often confused for dementia or Alzheimer’s. Side effects of artificial flavors, food colors, and sweeteners... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Six health-conscious ways to sweeten your food and drink
(Natural News) You probably already know that there is a war on sugar, and that the refined white stuff and its synthetic counterparts (artificial sweeteners) are a real no-no if you are trying to reverse chronic health conditions or just simply maintain an acceptable level of health. Unfortunately, sugar has become so ingrained into our... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Smoothies Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Smoothies have a health glow about them. They’re often an integral part of cleanses, and they’re ubiquitous at health food stores and health-centric restaurants. And the smoothie trend is still going strong. Workout studios serve them up post-class, dietitians preach their powers and fit celebrities tout their nutritional prowess. But are smoothies healthy? Here’s what you should know about the drink, whether you’re picking one up or making your own. How to make healthy smoothies You can put nearly anything into a smoothie. But most consist of liquid (like water, non-dairy milk or kefir), fruits, ve...
Source: TIME: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news