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Sugar Sugar Everywhere

raditional diets are devoid of meaningful levels of refined carbohydrates, particularly sugar. However, changes to the composition of the typical human diet have occurred over the last 100 years in Western nations. The increasing intakes of sugar and other fructose … Continue reading

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Too Sweet and Too Fat

ietary fructose is increasingly being seen as the cause of obesity. This is because fructose is the primary driver of mammalian insulin resistance that leads to abdominal fat accumulation and development of the metabolic syndrome. The most common fructose containing … Continue reading

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Artificially Sweetened Drinks

Artificially sweetened soft drink have become popular because of concerns over the association between sugar sweetened soft drinks and obesity. In response to these concerns, manufacturers have created a range of diet drinks that contain a number of artificial sweeteners, … Continue reading

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Why Do Low Fat Foods Taste Good?

ow fat foods have become popular in recent decades because of the erroneous believe that dietary fat causes obesity and leads to cardiovascular disease. However, dietary fat is appealing to human tastes and also provides texture to certain foods. Removing … Continue reading

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Alternative to Aspartame?

Aspartame may be detrimental to health in those sensitive to its effects. The problem with aspartame is that it contains a molecule of L-phenylalanine, an essential amino acid that crosses the blood brain barrier using the large neutral amino acid … Continue reading

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