Mar 13 2019 European experts say free sugar intake in children in European countries outstrips the recommended maximum daily intake by up to 3 times and could be causing serious health problems, including contributing to the global obesity epidemic. Reference: Azaïs-Braesco, Véronique, et al. “A review of total & added sugar intakes and dietary sources […]Continue Reading ...
Children with Type 1 diabetes have only one option to control their blood sugar: insulin treatment. Ravaged by an autoimmune disease that attacks their own pancreas and islets — microscopic clusters of cells that sense blood sugar and produce insulin — patients are forced to rely on insulin from an external source. But for the […]Continue Reading ...
Reconstructive procedures and organ transplants demand nimble fingers that can restore blood flow by stitching together millimeter-scale arteries. It’s a tough ask and time-consuming task for even the most skilled surgeon. But a stent full of sugar may help the surgeries go down – in a 3D-printed way. Designed by Nebraska engineer Ali Tamayol and […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—People with type 1 diabetes who use marijuana may double their risk of developing a life-threatening complication, a new study suggests. Called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), the condition occurs when there is not enough insulin to break down sugar in the body, so the body burns fat for fuel instead. This triggers a build-up of chemicals […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain The BDA has called for sweeping changes to food marketing and product formulation, as new research by Cardiff University reveals the extent of misleading claims on sugar-rich cereals aimed at children. Analysis of packaging for the 13 top selling cereals, published in the British Dental Journal, has revealed: At the manufacturer’s […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 — There is considerable variability in the sugar content of yogurts, with very few yogurts qualifying as low-sugar, according to a study published in the August issue of BMJ Open. J. Bernadette Moore, Ph.D., from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted a cross-sectional survey of yogurt […]Continue Reading ...
Over the past 50 years researchers, clinicians, professional organizations, and health charities have waged war on sugar, calling for dietary recommendations to be changed and for a sugar tax on soft drinks and sweet treats in an effort to reduce obesity and cardiovascular diseases. In 2014, the WHO recommended that adults and children reduce their […]Continue Reading ...
Aug 20 2018 Dairy foods are popular among consumers, and sales gross more than $125 billion per year (IDFA, 2017). With dairy product popularity comes new demands from consumers for healthier, low-calorie products that taste the same as their higher calorie counterparts. In a report published in the Journal of Dairy Science researchers review the […]Continue Reading ...
Although moderately mobile, marine cone snails have perfected several strategies to capture prey. Some fish-hunting species release venom into the surrounding water. Within the plume of toxic venom, the fish succumbs to fast-acting insulin that renders it immobile. As the fish flounders, the snail emerges from its shell to swallow the pacified victim whole. Researchers […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Sugar can silence a key protein required for colonization by a gut bacterium associated with lean and healthy individuals, according to a new Yale study published the week of Dec. 17 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The gut microbiota plays a key role in human health, […]Continue Reading ...
Diet choice of animal species is highly variable. Some are specialists feeding only on one food source, such as a sugar-rich fruit or protein-rich meat. Other species, like humans, are generalists that can feed on different kinds of food sources. Because of these differences, animal species ingest different amounts of macronutrients, like carbohydrates and amino […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is getting serious about added sugars. Acting on the health recommendation that calories from added sugars shouldn’t exceed 10 percent of your daily total calories, new nutrition labels will break down a food’s sugar content so you can read how much added sugar it […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research published in the Journal of Physiology indicates that ketogenic diets, which are low carbohydrate high fat eating plans that are known to lead to weight loss, may cause an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes in the early stage of the diet. Type 2 diabetes is one of the […]Continue Reading ...
Aug 14 2018 Most of us tend to think of sugar as a temptation that threatens our health. The reality is, however, that sugar is an essential component of the human body; it covers the surface of our cells and proteins, and tunes the behaviour and function of our tissues in both health and disease. […]Continue Reading ...
August 13, 2018 A new LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center study reveals that a novel biomarker might give us new answers necessary to creating a diagnostic tool for hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure (HAAF). No objective diagnostic tool currently exists for this condition which, if left untreated, can lead to ever-worsening and possibly life-threatening episodes of dangerously […]Continue Reading ...
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