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Better Health by Cutting Sugar for Just 10 Days

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The recent prevailing mood regarding sugar swings between worry that it's not particularly good for you, to conviction that it's downright poison.&nbs...

Swapping Pastries With Bagels Actually Made These Kids Healthier

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Cutting out added sugar from one's diet can result in weight loss, reduced blood pressure and improved insulin sensitivity, according to a new...

Calorie for Calorie, Fructose Packs On More Pounds

Justin S. Rhodes | Posted 06.01.2015 | Science
Justin S. Rhodes

More kids today are eating highly processed foods and drinks instead of fresh fruits, vegetables and prepared foods. Does the source of the calories matter? I used to think not. I used to think that what we are eating is fine but that we just need to eat less of it. However, I've proved myself wrong.

Why Some Sugary Drinks Leave You Wanting More

Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak-Boxe Pubbed: May 05, 2015 12:58pm ET on LiveScience. The type of sugar in your drink may affect how much food you want to e...

Food Marketing Matters

Mike Sheridan | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

Not only does the government refuse to adjust a ridiculous food pyramid that's left more than one-third obese and two-third overweight, but they fail ...

Study: Saturated Fat as Bad as Sugar!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Folks, when it comes to food, and food for thought alike, it is mostly stupidity that is killing us. Stupidity is worse for us than either sugar or saturated fat.

Here's Why Soda Is Even More Unhealthy Than You Thought

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living

On nutrition labels, sugar is just sugar. But when it comes to how the body metabolizes that sugar, there are two very different molecules that make u...

Big Soda Misinforms California's Senators

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

On April 9, the Health Committee of the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 1000 (Monning), the Soda Warning Label Bill by a vote of 5-2. The ...

Fools, Fanatics and Fat-Free Milk

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Here's what we actually know. In the U.S., more dairy in the diet -- of whatever variety -- is generally associated with better health and weight outcomes. But that is likely because in the context of our culture, more dairy means less soda. In global context, some of the world's healthiest diets and most convincing intervention trials have de-emphasized, or even excluded dairy.

Scapegoats, Saints and Saturated Fats: Old Mistakes in New Directions

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Demonizing saturated fat never helped us much. Canonizing it now won't help us any either. All who share a concern for eating well and the health advances that can come from it must band together to renounce the perennial branding of this, that, or the other food component as scapegoat or saint.

McDonald's Halloween Trick: There's No Pumpkin in That Latte

Kristin Wartman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Wartman

Claiming that this drink is "pumpkin spiced" is misleading, if not an outright lie, but it is all too common for a food industry that bases marketing and product sales on an array of inaccurate and false claims.

Does Added Fructose and High Fructose Corn Syrup Have a Future?

Eden Walker | Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Walker

There's an undeniable link between sugar and ill health, yet food and drink producers insist on sugarcoating everything to the point that they're actually adding it to water, and consumers can't get enough... because sugar can be addictive.

Fructose, Fruit, and Frittering

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Why does anyone need to make a case for eating fruit? We have cited the combination of "fruits and vegetables" as the cornerstone of healthful eating throughout the entire era of modern nutrition, and it has been so since before the advent of modern humans.

Is Sugar Toxic? What Latest Research Says

| Ferris Jabr | Posted 07.16.2013 | Science

Our very first experience of exceptional sweetness—a dollop of buttercream frosting on a parent’s finger; a spoonful of strawberry ice cream inste...

Fructose and the Follies of History

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A fixation on any nutrient property in isolation is a gilded invitation to the food industry to give us a whole new parade of products boasting that attribute, no matter what else might be in the mix.

Is Sugar From Fruit Better For You Than White Sugar?

Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living

By YouBeauty.com We Asked: Joy Dubost, R.D., is a nutritionist, food scientist and a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. T...

The Health Report You Never Read (But Should Have)

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Basically, the committee said, in no uncertain or wishy-washy terms, that we have a huge problem and its name is sugar.

To Lose and Keep Off Weight, Turn Off Your Body's 'Fat Switch'

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
John-Manuel Andriote

Most people don't think about fat insects or hibernating animals when they talk about the cause of obesity, so it's refreshing to see a book that tackles obesity as a normal process that all animals have learned.

Popular Sweetener Linked To Overeating, Obesity

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE and MIKE STOBBE | Posted 01.02.2013 | Science

-- This is your brain on sugar – for real. Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates ...

My Dearest Sweetheart: It's Over! A Public Breakup

Henry Freeman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Henry Freeman

Sweetie, you have been so very sweet to me over the years and I really enjoyed your company so many times. But I have bad news for you today: I'm ...

Retraining Your Tastebuds: The Secret To A Healthy Diet?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.02.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Taste buds can be rehabilitated. They are, in fact, very malleable little fellas: When they can't be with a food they love, they can quite readily learn to love the food they're with.

Fructose Not So Bad For Diabetes When Consumed In Moderation: Study

Posted 06.22.2012 | Healthy Living

New research suggests fructose may not be so bad after all for diabetics -- rather, it's having too much of it that may wreak havoc. St. Michael's...

Perils of a Sugar-Coated Scapegoat

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Excess dietary sugar is harmful, and among the salient liabilities of the modern food supply. Sugar is not poison, however. And yes, I think the distinction matters enough to keep fighting for it. Here's why.

The Not So Sweet News About Sugar

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Even if we were to isolate sugar as public health enemy number one, its regulation would draw us into challenging subtleties.

Corn Sugar Lawsuit Moves Forward

AP | By ANDREW DALTON | Posted 12.23.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES -- A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit seeking to stop the corn industry's use of the term "corn sugar" for high fructose corn syrup ...