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Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire believe that foods marketed to children in UK supermarkets are less healthy compared to those marketed to the general population. They question the necessity for more guidelines to regulate entry of these foods into the market. The European government has expressed concern over the rising childhood obesity across the country giving more attention to reducing the advertisement of products with high fat, sugar, and/or salt levels directly to children.  The research found out that the so-called ‘healthy foods’ such as yoghurts, cereal bars and ready meals were still found to contain high fat, sugar, […]

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Young Men Consume the Most Added Sugars

The U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that from 2005 to 2010, young U.S. adults  consumed more added sugar than older people. Government researchers also found that although sugary beverages are usually blamed for the increase in sugar consumption among Americans, foods from home were the greater source. Only one-third of the calories consumed from added sugars came from sweetened beverages. The report, which was published in the National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief, states that the number of calories consumed from added sugar declined with advancing age. People aged 60 and above consumed significantly fewer calories […]

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Stevia, a Sweet Alternative

Extracts from the leaves of Stevia rebaudiana plant, a small South American shrub, have been used as both a medicine and a sweetener since ancient times. The plant is botanically related to artichoke, sunflower, and medicinal herbs like echinacea and yarrow. Because it is natural and free of calories and carbohydrates, it offers dieters and diabetics a healthier option than other controversial chemicals such as aspartame and saccharin. According to Tana Amen, BSN, RN, author of The Omni Diet, the process of extraction to produce the stevia sweetener involves the use of alcohols like methanol and ethanol, which undergoes ultrafiltration, making […]

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Sugary Beverages Increase BMI-Related Deaths

The consumption of large amounts of sugar-sweetened beverages like soda, fruit juices and sports drinks has been associated with an increase in body-mass index (BMI, a measure of body fat), which in turn is linked to chronic disease and death. Gitanjali Singh, PhD, from Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, and colleagues presented a report at the Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions, showing that in 2010, more than 180,000 deaths were reported worldwide, which were attributed to consumption of sugary drinks. The international epidemiologic study was part of the Global Burden of Disease study, […]

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Sugary foods and drinks have been found to raise the prevalence of diabetes worldwide, according to a study recently published online in PLoS ONE.  Researchers cited some countries such as Bangladesh, France, Georgia, Philippines and Romania, where diabetes is prevalent despite low obesity rates, which therefore led them to suggest that diabetes may be mainly driven by excessive sugar intake. Most of the worldwide rise has been thought to be type 2 diabetes linked to the metabolic syndrome (a group of risk factors), which includes high blood cholesterol level, high blood pressure and insulin resistance. Researchers reported that for every […]

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