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Global Sugar Intake Behind The Rise In Type 2 Diabetes
2013-02-28 09:00:41

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More than 350 million people worldwide are believed to have diabetes, and for years health experts have debated on what the exact driver of the illness has been. While sugar intake has been viewed as a culprit in many eyes, scientists have long refuted that conjecture and attributed the global health crisis to too much overall food intake and obesity. But a new finding by three California universities — Stanford, UC-Berkeley...

2013-02-12 20:27:54

Adds to scientific evidence that the sweeteners are metabolically equivalent A study published today in the Journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism presented compelling data showing the consumption of both high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and sucrose (table sugar) at levels consistent with average daily consumption do not increase liver fat in humans, a leading cause of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The findings also add to an already well-established body of...

2013-01-17 23:01:06

NSG Precision Cells with the assistance of Atago now can offer customers a brix refractometer for almost every situation imaginable. Complete with digital, hand-held and benchtop models, NSG is able to cater any specific needs of its customers. Farmingdale, NY (PRWEB) January 17, 2013 NSG Precision Cells is proud to reveal their new advanced high-end Brix refractometer, an indispensable device for today´s researcher and industrialist. Brix refractometers are for measuring sucrose...

2012-12-12 15:44:23

The sweet taste of sugar may provide some comfort for babies during immunizations, according to a new Cochrane systematic review. Researchers found babies did not cry for as long if they were given drops of sugar solution before injections. Between birth and 18 months, babies may have as many as 15 injections. It is not certain whether babies feel pain in the same way as older children and adults, or whether they are simply unable to express it. Recent evidence has proven they do feel pain...

Blood Sugar Spikes Benefit From Green Tea
2012-11-09 21:31:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to Penn State food scientists, green tea and starchy food could help to lower blood sugar spikes. The researchers found that an ingredient in green tea helps reduce blood sugar spikes in mice, leading to the possibility of a new diet for people. Mice were fed epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant found in green tea, and cornstarch during the study. Joshua Lambert, assistant professor of food science in...

Gene Suppression Can Lower Cold-induced Sweetening In Potatoes
2012-10-15 14:13:12

Preventing activity of a key enzyme in potatoes could help boost potato quality by putting an end to cold-induced sweetening, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. Cold-induced sweetening, which occurs when potatoes are put in long-term cold storage, causes flavor changes and unwanted dark colors in fried and roasted potatoes. But long-term cold storage is necessary to maintain an adequate supply of potatoes throughout the year. Agricultural Research Service...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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