Category Archives: Sucrose

Stevia As A Sugar Alternative

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Sugar Sugar Everywhere!!

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More on the Fat Sugar Seesaw: alcohol

The fat sugar seesaw is a phenomenon whereby as the sugar content of the diet increases, the fat content of the diet decreases and vice versa. In other words some people consume high fat low sugar diets and some people … Continue reading

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The Sugar Fat Seesaw

A reciprocal relationship between intakes of sugar and fat may exist. Such a relationship between these two macronutrients has been termed the sugar fat seesaw. The reciprocal relationship between sugar and fat is most evident when the fat and sugar … Continue reading

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United States Obesity Rates Increasing, Sugar Consumption Decreasing

Consumption of sugar may be a primary driver of obesity. There is a clear metabolic pathway that shows the ability of sugar to cause the development of insulin resistance and the accumulation of body fat. Animals models and human clinical … Continue reading

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More Evidence That A Sugar Tax May Work

Evidence suggests that consumption of sugar sweetened soft drinks is a primary cause of weight gain and obesity. Reducing their consumption should therefore be a priority for those interested in their health. Those genuinely interested in losing weight and remaining … Continue reading

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Sugar Tax: Is It Just About Calories?

A number of governments have implemented sugar taxes in order to tackle the growing problem of obesity. The basic premise of these sugar taxes is to increase the price of sugar containing foods and beverages, with particular emphasis on soft … Continue reading

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Sugar Tax: Would The Price Be Passed Onto the Consumer?

The United Kingdom government is considering the implementation of a sugar tax. This is not new, as a number of similar previous taxes have been implemented in various countries (see figure). The premise behind the tax is to increase the … Continue reading

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Would a Sugar Tax be More Beneficial to the Poor?

Evidence shows an association between Western lifestyle diseases and low socioeconomic status. In this regard those with the lowest socioeconomic status have the greatest risk of developing Western lifestyle diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes. … Continue reading

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Would A Sugar Tax Work?

Nutritionally, sugar is sucrose. Sucrose is a disaccharide consisting of fructose and glucose. Evidence suggests that high intakes of refined crystalline sucrose are detrimental to the health and a leading cause of obesity. As a result the United Kingdom government … Continue reading

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