Soda Taxes Have Intended Effect in Philadelphia
The Philadelphia beverage excise tax increased the price of sugar-sweetened beverages and reduced the amount that were purchased in the city itself, but sales went up in adjacent zip codes, Read more
Is honey in coffee actually a healthier sweetener?
Everyone knows sugar is unhealthy, but what about putting honey in coffee? Do the health benefits outweigh the negatives? A registered dietitian weighs Read more on Well + Good
Diabetes Education Services Joy of Six Sugar Campaign
Create sugar awareness in your community. Limit added sugar to 6 teaspoons a day. Diabetes Education Services presents the sugar pledge. Source: Diabetes Education Services Joy of Six Sugar Read more
Study: Coca-Cola Doesn’t ‘Walk Its Talk’ on Research Independence
The Coca-Cola Company may be exerting undue influence over public health studies that it funds at universities and other institutions, according to an analysis published Tuesday in Read more
Study: Sugar-added labels could prevent 600,000 diabetes cases
Offering consumers more information about added sugar in food products could reduce the number of heart disease and diabetes diagnoses by hundreds of thousands, a new study says. Source: Read more
Drinking two or more sugary sodas or sports drinks a day linked with early death — especially in women
New research associates sugar-sweetened beverages with early mortality — but artificially-sweetened beverages are not much safer, especially for women. Source: Drinking two or more sugary Read more
In the Future, Your Food Will Be Sweetened With Protein
“Sugar kills more people than gunpowder every year, but scientists tend to only focus on the diseases it causes,” says biochemist Ilan Samish, who formed Amai Proteins two years ago. Read more
Simple Sugars Wipe Out Beneficial Gut Bugs
Fructose and sucrose can make it all the way to the colon, where they spell a sugary death sentence for beneficial bacteria. Source: Simple Sugars Wipe Out Beneficial Gut Read more
Simple Sugars Wipe Out Beneficial Gut Bugs
Fructose and sucrose can make it all the way to the colon, where they spell a sugary death sentence for beneficial bacteria. Karen Hopkin reports. Source: Simple Sugars Wipe Out Beneficial Read more
Kidney Disease Risk Tied to Sugar-Sweetened Drinks
People who drink lots of sugar-sweetened drinks may be putting themselves at a heightened risk for kidney disease, a new study suggests. Source: Kidney Disease Risk Tied to Sugar-Sweetened Read more on Health Day
U.S. physicians urge FDA to bolster labeling on high-sugar foods
The American Medical Association (AMA) is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ramp up labeling of high-sugar foods. Source: U.S. physicians urge FDA to bolster labeling on Read more
Soda Tax Backers Eye Cookies and Candy
Taxing sweet snacks such as cookies and candy could have a greater impact on public health than taxes on soda and other sugary drinks, according to a large study of consumer behavior in Read more
I cut back on sugar, and this is the best advice I can give you if you want to do the same
Cutting back on sugar is possible if you implement the right habits. Source: I cut back on sugar, and this is the best advice I can give you if you want to do the Read more
Report: Sugar-laden drink consumption on the rise among California kids
Nearly one in three California kids drink at least one sugar-laden drink daily even though doing so increases their risk of obesity, tooth decay and a host of other health problems from Read more
The Body Slowed by Sugar
English professor and runner Brian Oliu recounts eating a dozen donuts during a two-mile run Source: The Body Slowed by Read more
Broccoli could offer people with diabetes and obesity a drug-free way to slash blood sugar levels
Love it or hate it, Swedish scientists have another reason for you to finish your broccoli: sulforaphane, an antioxidant found in the vegetable, could be Nature’s secret weapon against Type 2 diabetes, offering obese patients a way to slash their blood glucose levels and fight the disease. ​​ Source: Broccoli compound could offer obese diabetics... Read more Read more
Britain’s sugar tax on soft drinks comes into effect
Britain’s sugar tax on soft drinks came into effect on Friday, a move that will lead to some higher prices as the country seeks to battle childhood obesity. Source: Read more