Speaking of Sugar…

Posted on Thursday, February 13th, 2014

A couple years ago, Dr. Robert Lustig startled many with “The Toxic Truth About Sugar,” arguing in the prestigious science journal Nature that it should be regulated like alcohol. A year later, an Australian research team made a case for warning labels on sugary soft drinks due to the particular damage they do to teeth. […]

Stat!: Sugar Shifting the Paradigm

Posted on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Recommended maximum daily intake of added sugars, as a percentage of total calories: 10 Percent of US adults who exceed this: 71.4 And now mainstream medicine is finally catching up with John Yudkin (among others)… We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in research on the health effects of sugar, one fueled by […]

Coming Soon: Warning Labels on Soft Drinks?

Posted on Friday, February 15th, 2013

If Big Food thinks the kind of regulation Robert Lustig proposed for sugar is a bit much, perhaps they’d like warning labels on soft drinks instead. A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health suggests sugar-sweetened beverages, particularly soft drinks, energy drinks and sports drinks, should be required to have tooth decay […]

Sugar & the Modern Food Environment (Guest Post)

Posted on Friday, January 4th, 2013

From the office of William P. Glaros, DDS: Sugar has one thing going for it: It makes things taste good. And it’s a taste we’re born to prefer. In the natural settings that human primate ancestors evolved in, sweetness intensity should indicate energy density, while bitterness tends to indicate toxicity. The high sweetness detection threshold […]

Where the Energy Comes From

Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Sometimes, an energy drink seems the perfect remedy for a draggy day. Heck, with all the caffeine and sugar, how could it not jolt your brain? And just how much is all that? A new Consumer Reports investigation takes a look. And some of its findings might jolt your brain, as well. Of the 27 […]

Sugar-Sweetened “Logic”

Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2012

Let’s play a little game of Follow the Logic: Sugar in food and drink is a drag on dental health. There’s no evidence that the sugar in medicine causes cavities. People eat a lot of sugar. There’s no point in making sugar-free medicine. That is indeed the “argument” – such as it is – of […]

Update: Corn Refiners Association Rename Fail

Posted on Friday, June 1st, 2012

“High fructose corn syrup” (HFCS) it was, is and shall remain. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday rejected the Corn Refiners Association’s bid to rename its sweetening agent “corn sugar.” Given the sweetener’s bad reputation in recent years, the association submitted an application to the agency in 2010 to have the product renamed on […]

The Deal with Sugar

Posted on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

  Read Dr. Lustig’s noted Nature article “The Toxic Truth About Sugar”

Cancer Drugs Impact Descendants’ Genes, & Other News of Note

Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Cancer Drugs Affect Mouse Genomes for Generations (Nature) Three common chemotherapy drugs cause DNA mutations not only in mice that receive treatment, but also in their offspring, according to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. The results suggest that the genome in treated mice became destabilized yielding […]

Another Reason to Kick the Sugar Habit, & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2011

A Spoonful of Sugar Helps Your Skin Age Prematurely (New Scientist) A sweet tooth does more than pack on the pounds. It causes your skin to age prematurely, making you look older than you really are. But how much older? A team led by Diana van Heemst at Leiden University in the Netherlands divided 569 […]

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