Category: Sweetners

Processed Fructose bad for the Brain TBI

Processed Fructose from corn ( as in HFCS) – The sweetener interfered with the ability of neurons to communicate with each other, rewire connections after injury, record memories and produce enough energy to fuel basic functions. We review the study the UCLA study, published in the Journal of […]

Woman who drink 2 or more Diet sodas/fruit juice a day were 30 percent more likely to suffer a cardiovascular event and 50 percent more likely to die from related disease ( by association )

EEV: Reposted from our HRR site PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 29-Mar-2014 Too many diet drinks may spell heart trouble for older women   Largest study of its kind looks at diet drinks and cardiovascular outcomes, mortality It appears healthy postmenopausal women who drink two or more diet drinks a […]

Researchers say fructose does not impact emerging indicator for cardiovascular disease / Funded by the Calorie Control Council – MASSIVE CONFLICT OF INTEREST

HRR: Before you read the article it may be a half truth. Using data from naturally occurring fruit sugars, and not modified fructose products. This is a meta-analysis so confirmation is difficult. However in the face of conventional data, and extreme COI’s this manipulation of the subject mater […]

Fructose: the poison index

A ruling on fructose boosts the powerful sugar industry, either by incompetence or collusion, but is based on pseudoscience Robert Lustig The Guardian,              Monday 21 October 2013 16.00 EDT Fizzy drinks can have a ‘serum fructose concentration of six micromolar, enough to do major arterial and pancreatic […]

The dark side of artificial sweeteners

Contact: Mary Beth O’Leary moleary@cell.com 617-397-2802 Cell Press More and more Americans are consuming artificial sweeteners as an alternative to sugar, but whether this translates into better health has been heavily debated. An opinion article published by Cell Press on July 10th in the journal Trends in Endocrinology […]

Could artificial sweetener CAUSE diabetes? Splenda ‘modifies way the body handles sugar’, increasing insulin production by 20%

Study found sugar substitute sucralose had  an effect on blood sugar levels Also discovered that insulin production  increased by 20% when consumed Scientists aren’t sure what implications  are, but said that regularly elevated insulin levels could eventually cause  insulin resistance and even diabetes By  Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 12:27 […]

Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Kitta MacPherson kittamac@princeton.edu 609-258-5729 Princeton University A sweet problem IMAGE:A Princeton University research team, including (from left) undergraduate Elyse Powell, psychology professor Bart Hoebel, visiting research associate Nicole Avena and graduate student Miriam Bocarsly, has demonstrated that rats with… Click here for […]

High fructose corn syrup: A recipe for hypertension

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Shari Leventhal sleventhal@asn-online.org 202-558-8423 American Society of Nephrology Elevated dietary fructose linked to high blood pressure A diet high in fructose increases the risk of developing high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a paper being presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s […]

Fructose-sweetened but not glucose-sweetened beverages can adversely affect both sensitivity to the hormone insulin and how the body handles fats

Contact: Karen Honey press_releases@the-jci.org 215-573-1850 Journal of Clinical Investigation Too much sugar is bad, but which sugar is worse: Fructose or glucose? In 2005, the average American consumed 64kg of added sugar, a sizeable proportion of which came through drinking soft drinks. Now, in a 10-week study, Peter […]

Not so sweet: Over-consumption of sugar linked to aging

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Sylvain-Jacques Desjardins sylvain-jacques.desjardins@umontreal.ca 514-343-7593 University of Montreal University of Montreal scientists explain how sugar shortens lifespan in PLoS Genetics This release is available in French. From left to right: Antoine Roux, Pascal Chartrand, Gerardo Ferbeyre and Luis Rokeach. Click here for more […]

Increased dietary fructose (high fructose corn syrup) linked to elevated uric acid levels and lower liver energy stores

Contact: Dawn Peters sciencenewsroom@wiley.com 781-388-8408 Wiley Obese patients with type 2 diabetes who consume higher amounts of fructose display reduced levels of liver adenosine triphosphate (ATP)—a compound involved in the energy transfer between cells. The findings, published in the September issue of Hepatology, a journal of the American […]

Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain: rats became obese by drinking high-fructose corn syrup, but not by drinking sucrose

Contact: Kitta MacPherson kittamac@princeton.edu 609-258-5729 Princeton  University A sweet problem IMAGE:A Princeton University research team, including (from left) undergraduate Elyse Powell, psychology professor Bart Hoebel, visiting research associate Nicole Avena and graduate student Miriam Bocarsly, has demonstrated that rats with…Click here for more information. A Princeton University research […]