Highly processed foods make up half the caloric intake of the average American; a new study finds that these foods are associated with a 30 percent higher risk of early death.Read More
Are you considering Sugar-Free-January, a Sugar-Free-2019? A new study makes the case for avoiding the extremes of sugar intake — surprisingly, both high and very low sugar intake were linked with bad outcomes.Read More
A group of heart experts studied trending nutrition controversies. Here's the latest on dairy, sugar, coffee, alcohol, energy drinks, mushrooms and hummus.Read More
There’s nothing wrong with a cup of coffee. Coffee by itself is actually part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. But coffee and sugar are connected in more than one way.
New studies find that he more sugary drinks people have, the lower their brain volume and the poorer their memory scores. Diet soda fared no better.Read More
Low-sugar, low-fat, reduced-salt, but is it healthy? In many cases, foods containing low-sugar, low-fat or low-salt claims had a worse nutritional profile than those without claims, finds a new studyRead More
New research helps explain why diet soda hasn’t yielded the expected weight loss. Even if we can’t be sure that diet soda directly causes obesity and metabolic syndrome, it’s fair to say thi experiment isn’t going too well.Read More
A new study found that the more chocolate and candy kids ate, the slimmer they tended to be. The odds of being overweight or obese were 18 percent lower among the most avid consumers of chocolate and candy.Read More
Which-is-Worse games can be silly, but the fat vs. sugar question might have real health implications. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans target both saturated fats and added sugars as nutrients to limit and seem to give them equal weight. A new paper comes to a very different conclusion.Read More
The image repeatedly attached to the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans is one of puzzle pieces, in which foods – and exercise – fit in to create a healthful whole. It’s an apt one.Read More
68 percent of US packaged foods and beverages contain added sugars. Governments around the world are looking to reduce sugar in the diet, and a new paper looks at what might work.
The recent prevailing mood regarding sugar swings between worry that it’s not particularly good for you, to conviction that it’s downright poison. A rigorous new study in Obesity, led by Robert Lustig, shows that reducing overconsumption of fructose is metabolically beneficial in and of itself.Read More