Tag: Sugar substitute

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 […]

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 […]