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Developing Countries Have The Lion's Share Of The World's Obese, Overweight

By | Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:20

A study found that almost two-thirds of the world's obese and overweight population reside in poorer countries. Researchers blame a global shift in diet that includes more meat, sugar, and fat.

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Cheerios Now GMO-Free

By | Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:17

General Mills’ original Cheerios is now GMO-free, made with non-GMO corn and pure sugar cane.

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Junk Food May Impair Memory And Spatial Recognition In Just One Week

By | Mon, 12/23/2013 - 16:11

A diet high in fat and sugar may lead to cognitive impairments in as little as one week.

Artifical Sweetener V. Sugar

Artificial Sweeteners May Fool Your Taste Buds, But They Don't Trick Your Brain

By | Tue, 09/24/2013 - 16:21

Taking in artificial sweeteners, instead of sugar, only forces us to consume more calories later in the day.

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Sugar Is 'The Most Dangerous Drug Of The Times,' Senior Health Official Says

By | Tue, 09/17/2013 - 22:13

Sugar is dangerous and should be regulated as an addictive substance, a Dutch health official argues.

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Soda Tax Would Cause Poor Families To Find Other Options

By | Sat, 08/10/2013 - 16:25

Although a soda tax would be well-intentioned, it might prove useless if it forces poorer families to just choose other — just as unhealthy — options.

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4 Dangerous Effects Of Artificial Sweeteners On Your Health

By | Wed, 07/10/2013 - 13:18

A new study shows that even one artificially-sweetened beverage per day is enough to significantly increase the risk for a number of health problems.

Recently released book explains why it's important to avoid sweets

Sugary Sweets May Cause Sags And Wrinkles; 5 Ways To Cut Sugar Out Of Your Diet

By | Fri, 06/28/2013 - 11:50

Sugar can cause stress, weight gain, addictive tendencies, and now wrinkles and sagging — so why not cut it out of your diet?

New Tool Improves Estimation Of Dietary Intake Of Sugar

New Biomarker Can Measure Dietary Sugar Intake From Food and Drink Consumption

By | Wed, 06/19/2013 - 17:24

Scientific study of nutritional sweeteners, such as those added to sodas and fruit juices, has been hampered by an inaccuracy in measuring sugar intake. Until now.

Kids Are Eating Less Sugar, Albeit With a Few Stumbles

Kids Eat Fewer Sweets While Parents Struggle To Find Healthy Alternatives

By | Mon, 06/03/2013 - 20:18

Hope for a healthier future is on the horizon, as people generally eat fewer sugar-laden than years past. But in an attempt to eat less sugar, parents and kids

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How Green Is It? Some Green Teas Contain No Antioxidants At All

By | Thu, 05/23/2013 - 13:21

A new independent lab report shows some bottled green teas contain very few antioxidants, and some loose-leaf green teas have lead.

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Surprise, Surprise: Big Candy Says Candy's Just Dandy For Your Health

By | Tue, 05/21/2013 - 12:27

A new study funded by the National Confectioners Association claims frequent candy consumption isn't linked to obesity or heart problems.

Sweet Treat Comforts Children During Injections

By | Wed, 12/12/2012 - 13:57

Researchers say that few drops of sugar solution before immunization can comfort a child while he or she is getting an injection.

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Sugar Water Rinse Helps With Self-Control, Attention

By | Thu, 11/08/2012 - 10:45

According to a new study, gargling sugar water can boost a person's self-control.

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To Replenish Self-Control, Try Gargling Soda

By | Tue, 09/25/2012 - 14:33

Anyone who's ever had to write a boring term paper, keep to a diet in the face of a difficult day and a plate of some comfort food, or quit smoking knows that self-control is difficult to maintain.

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