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2014-04-10 16:24:14

Startling Truths Revealed as Families 'Get the 411' on What's in their Foods & Beverages WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer advocate group Citizens for Health, has named High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) the #1 food additive to avoid for this year's "Read Your Labels Day." The annual event held each April 11 (4/11) was created to help American families get the "411" on what's in packaged foods and beverages, and the controversial industrial sweetener was identified as...

2014-03-31 12:29:34

Nation's Leading Medical/Nutritional Experts Provide Scientific Evidence on the Various Effects of Consuming Caloric Sweeteners SHREWSBURY, Mass., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new textbook, Fructose, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sucrose and Health, published this month by Springer Press, under their Humana Press imprint, provides one of the most comprehensive scientific analyses on the closely-watched issue of caloric sweetener consumption. It represents the most up-to-date review of...

Tequila Plant Possible Sweetener For Diabetics
2014-03-17 08:26:51

American Chemical Society A sweetener created from the plant used to make tequila could lower blood glucose levels for the 26 million Americans and others worldwide who have type 2 diabetes and help them and the obese lose weight, researchers said here today. The main reason it could be valuable, they explained, is that agavins, a natural form of sugar found in the agave plant, are non-digestible and can act as a dietary fiber, so they would not raise blood glucose. Their report was...

2013-12-04 08:26:26

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) today announced the launch of a national, online consumer engagement campaign. It features registered dietitians who promote a healthy lifestyle through caloric balance, including the total sugars in your diet, rather than focus on a specific type of sugar. "Our goal is to provide consumers with facts about health and nutrition so that they can make informed decisions about their diets," said John...

2013-12-03 08:31:32

Researchers Link Questionable Sugar Substitute to Serious Health Risks WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the Food & Drug Administration's recent decision that it no longer considers the man-made additive "partially hydrogenated oils," (commonly referred to as "trans fat") safe, consumer groups and independent doctors are now targeting the highly controversial sugar substitute High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) as the most dangerous ingredient in the nation's food supply. Jim...

2013-11-01 16:23:54

Sudden Scientific Reversal by Dr. Robert Lustig Raises Questions over Motives for Engaging in Plaintiff's Suit WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A medical doctor who claims he can cure diabetes in a week and who believes soda is healthier than orange juice is poised to reverse years of his own opinions and advocacy, as he reveals his involvement in a lawsuit that blames high fructose corn syrup for diabetes, yet omits processed sugar. Dr. Robert Lustig, who has long...

2013-10-30 08:31:15

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following may be attributed to the Corn Refiners Association: "This study confirms what the scientific evidence has shown for years. Consumption of fructose is not a unique factor in the rise in obesity rates in the U.S. "As the researchers conclude, claims that fructose is somehow uniquely responsible for our nation's obesity epidemic are not only wrong, they are counter-productive to finding effective solutions to this...

2013-09-27 23:26:01

Nectevia is ideal as a substitute for sugar, honey or corn syrup and is designed to be used in a variety of applications, including: baked goods, hot or cold beverages, condiments, sauces and dressings, cereals and bars, as a binding agent and more. Portland, OR (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 In response to the growing natural and clean label trends, Steviva Ingredients has developed Nectevia™, an organic blend of blue agave nectar and stevia extract. Naturally water-extracted at low...

2013-09-23 08:28:54

YUBA CITY, Calif., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Some people think consuming refined sugar is harmless. They allow themselves that indulgence every so often, and if they have children, they allow them candy, cake or ice cream. "Hey," they might say, "we all deserve to enjoy ourselves once in a while; life is short!" Yes it is, and such folks might be making life even shorter. Excessive sugar intake is linked to obesity, insulin resistance and high blood pressure, and Harvard School...

2013-08-01 08:32:12

Increased High Fructose Corn Syrup Consumption Mirrors Obesity Epidemic WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Statistics released by the United States Department of Agriculture show that per capita consumption of natural sugar has dropped significantly in the last 40 years, from almost 100 pounds per person in 1968, to less than 67 pounds per person in 2011, while the nation's obesity rate has risen dramatically in the same time period. "Real sugar has been in our food supply for...