Category Archives: Sugar

Stevia As A Sugar Alternative

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Sugar Sugar Everywhere!!

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Panic Attacks: Possible Causes

Anxiety is a common disorder in the modern Western World, with estimates indicating that 7.3 % of people in the United States may be sufferers. A sudden and extreme (paroxysmal) form of anxiety is a panic attack. It has been … Continue reading

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Artificial Sweeteners Appearing 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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Do Food Taxes Lower Intakes of Unhealthy Foods?

Obesity is a real concern in Western nations with prevalence increasing over the last 20 years. In Australia for example, the prevalence of obesity has increased 3-fold since 1980. Obesity is a serious concern because it increases the risk of … 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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