Artificial sweeteners in groundwater indicate contamination from septic systems
(University of Waterloo) The presence of artificial sweeteners in rural groundwater shows evidence for contamination by local septic system wastewater, researchers from the University of Waterloo have found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose: Episode 3 with Lisa Bero
Lisa Bero, a former Co-Chair of the Cochrane Governing Board, says public will increasingly demand less wining and dining, more independence  from health professionals  Global authority on research integrity and industry bias in science Professor Lisa Bero has called for greater recognition of industry influence in science, followinglast week ’s revelations that Australiannurses, dietitians, and pharmacists are receiving millions of dollars in payments from pharmaceutical companies.‘All around the world this is a problem because physicians and other health professionals to some extent have this expectation that they...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 2, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stevia: Does it have any side effects?
Stevia is a zero-calorie sweetener that many people use to reduce their calorie intake. In this article, we look at the risks and side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Thailand enters 'War on Sugar' with tax on sweetened beverages
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thailand has slapped tariffs on sugar likely to hit $9 million worth of U.S. beverage exports, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday, as one of the top producers of the sweetener joins a growing list of regions implementing such taxes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Increased Cancer Risk
Risks seen for aspartame and acesulfame - K; higher risks also seen for breast cancer and obesity - related cancers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

The Sweet Way to Heal Your Wounds
We enjoy outdoor activities. My family will be coming over this year and I will fire up the grill for a delicious BBQ grass-fed beef. We’ll play games like badminton and horseshoes. Now while these games can be fun, they can lead to cuts and bruises. I want to aim you with an unconventional solution for those wounds.  For years now, sugar’s been a dirty word. It’s been blamed for everything from obesity, heart disease and diabetes to tooth decay and acne. But there’s something they don’t know.  Sugar’s better for you than all those artificial sweeteners and substitutes out there toda...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Sweetener in ice cream is crippling our children's livers
Researchers at Boston's Joslin Diabetes Center found children who consume a lot of fructose and glucose under the age of 13 are at high risk of a potentially fatal liver disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two weeks to bowel cancer?
There’s no doubt antibiotics have saved a lot of lives. But because they’ve been overprescribed for so many years we’ve ended up with a slew of health problems. For one thing, overuse of antibiotics wreaks havoc on your microbiome… That’s your body’s ecosystem. Your microbiome has 100 trillion or so bacteria, viruses and fungi. It affects just about every organ and body system. Some of these gut bugs cause disease and infection. But other good bacteria are called “probiotics.” They boost your immune system. They help you digest your food and turn it into vitamins. But in ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Cancer Health Men's Health Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Doctor Creates Preoperative Drink for Patients
Peritoneal mesothelioma specialist Dr. Charles Conway wants to make major surgery an easier, more manageable experience for his patients. His latest innovation — a preoperative, complex-carbohydrate beverage — should help considerably. Conway, director of surgical oncology at the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center in Santa Barbara, California, will begin offering patients the novel drink customized to speed recovery and lessen the risk of dangerous side effects. Conway designed SurgiStrong RecoverAid, a uniquely blended product to fill a void in the growing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs that have sprung up thr...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 29, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: citrulline Dr. Charles Conway mesothelioma surgery recovery mesothelioma surgery side effects Ochsner Cancer Center peritoneal mesothelioma preoperative complex-carbohydrate beverage Ridley-Tree Cancer Center Santa Barbara surgery-induce Source Type: news

Can stevia help treat metabolic syndrome?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Increasingly popular as a calorie-free sweetener, steviol, as well as other extracts of the Stevia rebaudiana (SR) plant have pharmacological and therapeutic activity, including effects that make them natural alternatives for treating obesity, hypertension, and elevated levels of blood sugar and lipids, all disorders associated with metabolic syndrome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drinking One Less Soda a Week May Help You Lose Weight
If you’re looking for a starting point for meaningful weight loss, you might try skipping sugary soda. People who cut out about one can of sugary soda per week also gained about a pound less over the course of a new study, compared to those who didn’t change their soda habits at all. The study was published in in the American Journal of Public Health. Sugary beverages have long been linked to a larger waistline. The new study, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health, looked at how drinking soft drinks were linked to weight change over two years. ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized artificial sweeteners diet soda diet soda weight gain diet soda weight loss Diet/Nutrition how to lose weight is diet soda bad for you Sugar Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners Alter Gut Response to Glucose Artificial Sweeteners Alter Gut Response to Glucose
Large amounts of artificial sweeteners interfere with the gut ' s response to glucose, increasing both glucose absorption and glycemic response and inhibiting production of GLP-1.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Diet soda affects your taste buds
A new study explains that each of two artificial sweeteners inhibits the taste receptors that makes the other taste bitter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: High amounts of artificial sweeteners may increase risk for diabetes
An Australian study suggests that consuming high amounts of artificial sweeteners may affect how the body responds to sugar, and could raise risk for diabetes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sugar Substitutes: Not So Sweet for Glucose Absorption?
(MedPage Today) -- Artificial sweeteners may have negative effect on glycemic control (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news