Sweet taste, not just calories, dictates metabolic response
When sweet taste and calories don ' t align, the body ' s metabolism can be fooled — which may explain the link between artificial sweeteners and diabetes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners Trick the Brain: Study
THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 -- New research may help explain the reported link between the use of artificial sweeteners and diabetes, scientists say. Researchers at Yale University School of Medicine say that in nature the intensity of sweetness... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 10, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HealthWatch: How Sweeteners And Sleep Influence Weight Gain
BOSTON (CBS) – A new report shows inadequate sleep could be making you fat. Researchers in the United Kingdom found that adults who slept an average of 6 hours a night weighed more and had a waist circumference about an inch larger than those getting 9 hours of sleep a night. They also had lower levels of HDL or “good” cholesterol. While most of us do not get 9 hours of sleep a night, we should all strive to get at least 7 to 8. That’s because there is growing evidence that chronic sleep deprivation can increase our risk of obesity and metabolic disorders like diabetes and high cholesterol, which can lead to...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News artificial sweeteners Dr. Mallika Marshall Health Watch Weight Loss Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is acesulfame potassium, and is it good or bad for you?
What is acesulfame potassium? In this article, learn about this artificial sweetener, what foods and drinks it is found in, and whether it is good or bad. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Higher BMI, Cardiometabolic Risk Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Higher BMI, Cardiometabolic Risk
Observational data suggest intake may be associated with higher BMI and cardiometabolic risks, but several experts call for future research in the absence of randomized trial data to support these observations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners: Yay or Nay?
(MedPage Today) -- Artificial sweeteners don ' t deliver on weight loss promise (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - July 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is molasses and what are the benefits of eating it?
Molasses is a sweetener formed as a by-product of sugar production. It has more nutrients than refined sugar and is claimed to have health benefits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week ' s topics include early adulthood weight gain and outcomes, the dangers of artificial sweeteners, an opioid reduction strategy, and consequences of reduced readmissions (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

SECOND OPINION | It's war! Debunkers take on Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP and celebrity pseudoscience
War on GOOP breaks out into the open and a second look at sweetener scare. Read our weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

SECOND OPINION | It's war! Debunkers take on actress Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP and celebrity pseudoscience
War on GOOP breaks out into the open and a second look at sweetener scare. Read our weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners; Middle-Age Spread; Seniors' Couch Time
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Benefits of artificial sweeteners unclear
Conclusion The study authors suggest artificial sweeteners may not aid weight loss, despite marketing claims to the contrary, and could actually increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. However, the results need to be treated with caution, as this review had numerous limitations: The randomised controlled trials had great variability and few participants, increasing the possibility of the results occurring by chance. They were also judged to be at a high risk of bias – for example, the participants could not be blinded to the intervention, and adherence (drop-out) rates were not provided. We do not know whether there...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Obesity Source Type: news

Diet drinks are associated with weight gain, new research suggests
Over the past decade, Americans have soured on artificial sweeteners. Once heralded as sweet substitutes for sugar without as many belt-busting calories, people once couldn't get enough sucralose and aspartame. But recently, people have started looking at the molecules with increasing suspicion, amid founded studies that linked them to increased belly fat  — and bogus but widespread […]Related:Why this adorable mouse is to blame for the spread of Lyme diseaseNew NIH report finds low morale, continued patient safety concernsHalf a million Medicare recipients were prescribed too many opioid drugs last year (Source...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners linked with weight gain
Aspartame, sucralose and other similar products may even increase risk for some diseases, study finds (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Forbes Health Stories: The Issues With Artificial Sweeteners, And The GOP Health Plan's Dead End
Here are all the stories we published yesterday. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sarah Hedgecock, Forbes Staff Source Type: news