Study: Pesco-Mediterranean Diet May Be Ideal For Heart Health
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Eczema treatment: The natural sweetener that could help ease sore and irritated skin
CZEMA can be an unsightly and unpleasant skin disorder. Usual daily activities, such as taking a shower, could leave the epidermis dry, sore and itchy. One natural remedy could help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Artificial Sweeteners Keep Us From Gaining Weight?
Sugar substitutes may help stave off weight gain, but they have metabolic effects that some experts find concerning. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor Tags: Artificial Sweeteners Beverages Weight Obesity Diet and Nutrition Sugar Calories Insulin Sucralose (Artificial Sweetener) Aspartame Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Decrease Seen in Products Purchased Containing Caloric Sweeteners
WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 -- From 2002 to 2018, there was a decrease in the volume of products purchased containing caloric sweeteners (CS) and an increase in purchases of products containing both CS and nonnutritive sweeteners (NNS), according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More Americans Turning to Artificial Sweeteners, But Is That a Healthy Move?
WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 -- Americans may be heeding expert advice to reduce sugar intake. But instead of giving up sweets altogether, they're turning to certain sugar substitutes. A new study found that between 2002 and 2018, purchases of packaged... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Americans are consuming less sugar but more nonnutritive sweeteners
(Elsevier) A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published by Elsevier, found that between 2002 and 2018 purchases by US households of foods and beverages containing caloric sweetener (CS, i.e., sugar) declined while purchases of products containing both caloric sugars and nonnutritive sweeteners (NNS, i.e., sugar substitutes) increased. Beverages accounted for most of the products purchased containing NNS only or combined with CS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Warning Labels Could Cut Soda Sales
MONDAY, June 1, 2020 -- Warning labels on sugary drinks may help people make healthier choices, a new study finds. Sugary drinks are those with added sugar or sweeteners, including soda, sports drinks and fruit-flavored drinks. " Our findings... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Plant Extract Blend Might Reduce Hangover Symptoms Plant Extract Blend Might Reduce Hangover Symptoms
A supplement that blends plant extracts with vitamins, minerals and sweeteners may help relieve hangover symptoms, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Non-caloric sweetener reduces signs of fatty liver disease in preclinical research study
(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) Children's Hospital Los Angeles investigator shows that non-caloric sweetener stevia decreases signs of fatty liver disease in a pre-clinical model. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Artificial sweetener could worsen symptoms of Crohn's disease
(Natural News) “Sugar-free” artificial sweeteners might not be a healthier alternative to sugar after all. On the contrary, it can trigger inflammation and worsen symptoms of Crohn’s disease, a recent animal study showed. Published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, it revealed that Splenda, a type of zero-calorie artificial sweetener, exacerbated gut inflammation in mice with Crohn’s disease.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oral Science Expands to the U.S. Market
Dental Health Company Oral Science Brings Its Best-Selling Oral Hygiene Products to the United StatesFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian dental health company, Oral Science is expanding its reach to the United States market. Known for producing high-quality oral hygiene products, Oral Science partners with dental professionals to supply a variety of rinses, toothpastes, and specialty items.Founded in 2004, Oral Science is known for its innovation in the field of dental health, making waves as a leader in both treatment and prevention of oral health conditions. Oral Scienc...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 7, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Yale study may help resolve bitter debate over low-cal sweeteners
Enjoy diet soda, but want to avoid artificial sweeteners ’ undesirable metabolic side effects? Think twice before you add fries to that, a Yale study suggests. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

At least 13% of wastewater treated by Southern Ontario septic systems ends up in streams
(University of Waterloo) The presence of artificial sweeteners has revealed that at least 13 percent of septic system wastewater from rural Southern Ontario homes eventually makes its way into local streams. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 6, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study: Tasting no-calorie sweetener may affect insulin response on glucose tolerance test
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) New research led by University of Illinois professor of food science and human nutrition M. Yanina Pepino, left, suggests that just tasting something sweet, such as the artificial sweetener sucralose, may affect individuals' responses on glucose tolerance tests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Low-calorie sweeteners do not mean low risk for infants
(University of Calgary) Researchers discovered consuming low-calorie sweeteners like aspartame and stevia while pregnant increased body fat in their offspring and disrupted their gut microbiota. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Low/no calorie sweeteners can make a useful contribution to public health strategies
(International Sweeteners Association (ISA)) A new scientific report, published in Nutrition Research Reviews, gathers the consensus of 17 experts who reviewed during a dedicated workshop the scientific evidence around low/no calorie sweeteners, including in the context of public health recommendations. The experts agreed these have a beneficial role to play in helping reducing sugar and calorie intake, and on the need for evidence-based communication to ensure more informed public health decisions and public attitudes towards low/no calorie sweeteners. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Middle age healthy habits may stave off old age disease
Healthy habits can add 10 extra years of disease-free life Related items fromOnMedica Less than half of patients accept NHS Health Check Fat children have high cardiovascular risks as teens Doubt over health benefits of non-sugar sweeteners UK research reveals racial inequalities in diabetes care Five modifiable risk factors found to help reach healthy old age (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 9, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Avoid foods that contain high-fructose corn syrup to prevent negative side effects like tooth decay and obesity
(Natural News) Most processed food products and drinks today contain either sugar or high fructose corn syrup (HFSC) as sweeteners. According to researchers, the increased consumption of such food products and beverages could be linked to the widespread development of health conditions such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. While most researchers would agree that consuming... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly All U.S. Kids Eating Added Sugars Before Age 2 Nearly All U.S. Kids Eating Added Sugars Before Age 2
Nearly 85% of toddlers and infants in the United States eat foods containing added sugars and artificial sweeteners on any given day, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Nearly all U.S. kids eating added sugars before age two
(Reuters Health) - Nearly 85% of toddlers and infants in the United States eat foods containing added sugars and artificial sweeteners on any given day, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Stevia remains the most discussed low/zero-calorie sweetener
(Kellen Communications - NY) The International Stevia Council recently unveiled data from its 2019 Online Conversation& Trends Analysis to identify and better understand the attitudes and perceptions around the sweetener stevia in English- and Spanish-speaking countries. The results: the online social conversation doubled. The association worked with Kellen, a professional services firm, to conduct the ISC Conversation& Trends Analysis, using their researchers and Crimson Hexagon, an AI-powered consumer insights company, to analyze data from 2017 to 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Saccharin derivatives give cancer cells a not-so-sweet surprise
(American Chemical Society) Saccharin received a bad rap after studies in the 1970s linked consumption of large amounts of the artificial sweetener to bladder cancer in laboratory rats. Later, research revealed that these findings were not relevant to people. And in a complete turnabout, recent studies indicate that saccharin can actually kill human cancer cells. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' Journal of Medicinal Chemistry have made artificial sweetener derivatives that show improved activity against two tumor-associated enzymes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Here's a bitter pill to swallow: Artificial sweeteners may be doing more harm than good
(University of South Australia) A $2.2 billion industry to help people lose weight through artificial sweeteners may be contributing to type 2 diabetes, according to researchers from the University of South Australia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stevia leaves can potentially be used for improving Type 2 diabetes
(Natural News) Stevia rebaudiana, a member of the Asteraceae family, is widely known as a natural sweetener. Also called candyleaf, sweet leaf or sugarleaf due to its sweet-tasting leaves, the stevia plant has been used as an herbal medicine in many Eastern countries. According to studies, S. rebaudiana is bursting with medicinal properties, which include antibacterial, anti-hypertensive, anti-fungal, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infants and Toddlers Eat Too Much Sugar, Researchers Say
Using C.D.C. data, researchers found that 98 percent of toddlers and 60 percent of infants consumed added sugar in sweetened drinks, baked goods and snacks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura M. Holson Tags: Sugar Diet and Nutrition Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Baby Foods Artificial Sweeteners Obesity Corn Syrup and Sweeteners Source Type: news

98 Percent Of Toddlers Eat Too Much Added Sugar, Report Finds
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — A new analysis of national data published Wednesday finds 98% of toddlers and two-thirds of infants consume added sugars in their diets each day. The American Heart Association recommends children less than two years of age not have access to any added sugars, which includes any sweeteners that don’t naturally occur in food. “The consumption of added sugars among children has been associated with negative health conditions such as cavities, asthma, obesity, elevated blood pressure, and altered lipid profiles,” said lead investigator Kirsten Herrick, a program dire...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Parenting Source Type: news

Are Low-Calorie Sweeteners Good or Bad for You?
There is evidence to suggest that frequent use of the sweeteners, especially in diet sodas, raises the risk of several chronic diseases, including obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term Safety of Artificial Sweeteners in Kids Unclear Long-term Safety of Artificial Sweeteners in Kids Unclear
A policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics says studies are lacking about the long-term safety of artificial sweeteners in children, as are recommendations to healthcare providers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 6, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

AAP: Long-term Safety of Artificial Sweeteners on Kids Unclear AAP: Long-term Safety of Artificial Sweeteners on Kids Unclear
A policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics says studies are lacking about the long-term safety of artificial sweeteners in children, as are recommendations to healthcare providers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 5, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Research Needed on Kids and Artificial Sweeteners
There are many unanswered questions about the long-term safety and impacts of artificial sweeteners in children, a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why you don't know how much artificial sweetener you're feeding your child
Parents don't want to give their children foods with artificial sweeteners, surveys show. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AAP: Info Sparse for Nonnutritive Sweetener Use in Children
MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 -- Nonnutritive sweeteners (NNSs) are increasingly being consumed by children, although more information is needed on their safety and long-term impact, according to a policy statement published online Oct. 28 in Pediatrics to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pediatricians' Group Calls for More Research on Artificial Sweeteners
MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 -- There are many unanswered questions about the long-term safety and impacts of artificial sweeteners in children, a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement says. The AAP statement also recommends that the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pediatricians' Group Calls for More Research on Artificial Sweeteners
Title: Pediatricians' Group Calls for More Research on Artificial SweetenersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/28/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/28/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 28, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

How Children Get Hooked on Sugary Drinks
Misleading marketing and labeling may confuse parents about the health value of many juices, a new report finds. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: your-feed-science Children and Childhood Beverages Sugar Juices Artificial Sweeteners Advertising and Marketing Diet and Nutrition Labeling and Labels (Product) American Academy of Pediatrics Coca-Cola Company Kraft Heinz Company U Source Type: news

Who Drank the Kool-Aid? How Children Get Hooked on Sugary Drinks
Misleading marketing and labeling may confuse parents about the health value of many juices, a new report finds. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: your-feed-science Children and Childhood Beverages Sugar Juices Artificial Sweeteners Advertising and Marketing Diet and Nutrition Labeling and Labels (Product) American Academy of Pediatrics Coca-Cola Company Kraft Heinz Company U Source Type: news

95% Of Baby Foods Tested Contain Lead, Arsenic, Or Other Toxic Metal
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby’s brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday. Tests of 168 baby foods from major manufacturers in the US found 95% contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% contained cadmium and 32% contained mercury. One fourth of the foods contained all four heavy metals. One in five baby foods tested had over 10 times the 1-ppb limit of lead endorsed by public health advocates, although experts agree that no level of lead is safe. The results mimicked a previous&nb...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Featured Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Source Type: news

Top 34 Bestselling ‘ Fruit ’ Drinks For Kids Deemed Unhealthy
(CNN) — Americans spent $1.4 billion on the most popular brands of children’s fruit drinks and flavored waters last year. Yet according to nutritional guidelines, none of the drinks were healthy. Why would loving parents do this? Perhaps because US beverage companies spent $20.7 million to advertise fun, fruity drinks with added sugars to families in 2018, according to Children’s Drink Facts 2019, a new report from the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. “I know that parents want their children to be healthy, but the sweetened drink market is just incredibly co...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN juice Source Type: news

None of Top-Selling Kids' Drinks Meet Experts' Health Recommendations
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 -- Drinks marketed to children often contain loads of unhealthy sugars and sweeteners, and they come in packages that deliver too-large servings, a new report finds. None of 34 sweetened drinks aimed at the youth market... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Affects the Nutritional Quality of Plant-Based Milk Substitutes?
Discussion People today may be eating more plant-based products because of: Allergen avoidance – lactose or cow’s milk allergy, 14% of people with cow’s milk allergy will also have soy allergy. Cultural importance Contamination avoidance e.g. growth hormone or antibiotic residues in cow’s milk production Specific diseases, e.g. cholesterol/lipid issues Environmental impact Ethical or religious considerations Improved nutrition With population growth “[t]he demand for food is expected to grow by 70% until 2050….While the expected protein consumption is believed to grow by 80%.” ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 30, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Should Young Children Drink? Mostly Milk and Water, Scientists Say
Infants and toddlers should not be given soda, chocolate milk or other sweetened drinks, according to strict new guidelines. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Children and Childhood Milk Juices Infant Formulas Obesity Water Diet and Nutrition Babies and Infants Sugar Weight Caffeine Baby Foods Calories Soft Drinks Artificial Sweeteners Diabetes Heart your-feed-science your-fe Source Type: news

Most Young Children Shouldn ’ t Drink Plant-Based Milk, New Health Guidelines Say
(CNN) — Most children under the age of 5 should avoid plant-based milk, according to new health guidelines about what young children should drink. Plant-based milk made from rice, coconut, oats or other blends — with the exception of fortified soy milk — lack key nutrition for early development, according to guidelines released on Wednesday by leading health organizations. They should also avoid diet drinks, flavored milks and sugary beverages and limit how much juice they drink, the guidelines said. Plant-based milk is made from rice, coconut, oats or other blends that lack key nutrition for early develo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Milk Source Type: news

Death by Diet Soda?
A new study that links artificially sweetened beverages to premature death is prompting public angst. Some scientists say it has significant flaws. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: Soft Drinks Diet and Nutrition Artificial Sweeteners Research your-feed-science JAMA Internal Medicine (Journal) your-feed-health Source Type: news

Soft drinks - sugared or low-calorie - may raise the risk of early death
(Reuters Health) - Consumption of soft drinks, whether they're sweetened with sugar or artificial sweeteners, may raise the risk of premature death, new research suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Want To Live Longer? Study Suggests You Should Ditch Soda
This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet and sugary beverages and health risks, 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, obesity or another hidden health issue. “The cause behind these associations isn’t clear,” said Bergquist. “Other potential biological causes could be attributed to experimental evidence linking consumption of artificial sweeteners to sugar cravings, appetite stimulation ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Soda Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is allulose a healthful alternative to sugar?
Alluose is a natural sweetener that can be used as an alternative to sugar. Learn about the possible health benefits, risks, and how to use allulose here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about natural sweeteners
Stevia, monk fruit, and erythritol are suitable natural sweeteners for people with diabetes and people following a ketogenic diet. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Is Sugar as Bad for Kids as It Is for Adults?
Kids love sweets. Of course, so do many adults. But even those grown-ups with a serious sweet tooth would likely struggle to polish off a big bag of candy, while the average kid would relish that chore. “Even during infancy, newborns have an innate preference for breast milk because of its sweetness,” says Juliana Cohen, an assistant professor of nutrition at Merrimack College in Northern Massachusetts and the Harvard School of Public Health. Cohen says the prevailing theory is that a taste for sugary foods offered early humans an evolutionary advantage: In nature, sweet foods—stuff like fruits or honey&m...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Has safety commission misled the public about aspartame?
Researchers from the United Kingdom cast serious doubts on official reports concluding that aspartame, the most common artificial sweetener, is safe. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

The Downside of Having a Sweet Tooth
Regular consumption of sugary drinks heightens the risk not only of tooth decay, obesity, fatty liver disease and Type 2 diabetes, but also of heart disease and premature death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Sugar Obesity Diet and Nutrition Artificial Sweeteners Diabetes Corn Syrup and Sweeteners Source Type: news