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2012-06-22 11:36:21

Fructose significantly improved blood sugar control A new study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital suggests that fructose may not be as bad for us as previously thought and that it may even provide some benefit. "Over the last decade, there have been connections made between fructose intake and rates of obesity," said Dr. John Sievenpiper, a senior author of the study. "However, this research suggests that the problem is likely one of overconsumption, not fructose." The study...

2012-02-14 10:22:20

Eating fructose over an extended period of time does not lead to an increase in blood pressure, according to researchers at St. Michael's Hospital. A new study has found that despite previous research showing blood pressure rose in humans immediately after they consumed fructose, there is no evidence fructose increases blood pressure when it has been eaten for more than seven days. In fact, researchers led by Drs. David Jenkins and John Sievenpiper observed a significant decrease in...

2012-01-24 21:59:09

Evidence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk is present in the blood of adolescents who consume a lot of fructose, a scenario that worsens in the face of excess belly fat, researchers report. An analysis of 559 adolescents age 14-18 correlated high-fructose diets with higher blood pressure, fasting glucose, insulin resistance and inflammatory factors that contribute to heart and vascular disease. Heavy consumers of the mega-sweetener also tend to have lower levels of...

2011-07-28 17:38:55

Study suggests US Dietary Guideline for upper limit of sugar consumption is too high A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that adults who consumed high fructose corn syrup for two weeks as 25 percent of their daily calorie requirement had increased blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, which have been shown to be indicators of increased risk for heart disease. The American Heart Association...

2011-02-09 23:23:36

The dietary concerns of too much fructose is well documented. High-fructose corn syrup has become the sweetener most commonly added to processed foods. Many dietary experts believe this increase directly correlates to the nation's growing obesity epidemic. Now, new research at Oregon Health & Science University demonstrates that the brain "“ which serves as a master control for body weight "“ reacts differently to fructose compared with another common sweetener, glucose. The...

2010-09-14 05:36:00

Eliminating Consumer Confusion is the Goal WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to help clarify the labeling of food products for consumers, the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) today petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow manufacturers the option of using 'corn sugar' as an alternative name for high fructose corn syrup. "Consumers need to know what is in their foods and where their foods come from and we want to be clear with them," said...

2009-10-30 16:51:32

Elevated dietary fructose linked to high blood pressure A diet high in fructose increases the risk of developing high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a paper being presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition in San Diego, California. The findings suggest that cutting back on processed foods and beverages that contain high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) may help prevent hypertension. Over the last 200 years, the rate of fructose...

2009-09-30 15:45:00

National Campaign Highlights that High Fructose Corn Syrup and Sugar are Nutritionally the Same with Humorous TV and Print Ads -- Despite what Sugar Companies Want the Public to Believe WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) has launched a new million-dollar ad campaign designed to put an end to the blatant inaccuracies being propagated by the sugar industry about high fructose corn syrup. The Sugar Association continues to...

2009-09-29 13:02:00

National Campaign Highlights that High Fructose Corn Syrup and Sugar are Nutritionally the Same with Humorous TV and Print Ads WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) launched a new million dollar ad campaign designed to put an end to the blatant inaccuracies surrounding the much-maligned ingredient: high fructose corn syrup. The campaign will communicate to the public what most experts already know, that high fructose corn...

2009-06-09 08:14:38

Three top researchers corrected inaccuracies and misunderstandings concerning high fructose corn syrup's impact on the American diet. They also examined how the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) considers this sweetener in light of the upcoming 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans in a session, High Fructose Corn Syrup: Sorting Myth from Reality, at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California."Contrary to its name, high fructose corn syrup is...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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