Latest Sucrose Stories

2012-07-11 23:00:42

Soda, energy and fruit drinks all have one thing in common: they´re all high in added sugar. Doctors, researchers and nutritionists make the argument that sugar should not be a major part of the nation´s diet. Simply cutting out soda, energy and fruit drinks reduce sugar consumption and combat weight gain, said Los Angeles weight loss surgeon Dr. Hooman Shabatian. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) July 11, 2012 Excessive sugar consumption may be one of the leading reasons two-thirds...

If You See It, Do You Crave It?
2012-06-26 13:23:43

You're doing your own thing when a food craving suddenly hits. Was it from seeing an image of a cupcake or that can of sugary soda you just finished? University of Southern California (USC) researchers presented study findings this week at the Endocrine Society´s yearly meeting showing how the appetite and reward centers of the brain are stimulated by seeing images of high-calorie foods. "Studies have shown that advertisements featuring food make us think of eating, but our...

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...

2012-05-02 13:18:13

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society´s (ACS´) award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series focuses on adaptation of the ubiquitous personal glucose monitor, typically used to test blood sugar levels, for possible home use in testing for viruses and bacteria in human body fluids, food and other substances. Based on research by Yi Lu, Ph.D., and colleagues and reported in ACS´ journal Analytical Chemistry, the new podcast is available...

2012-03-01 08:00:00

The Life Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes insights into specific subjects of all areas of natural science. The latest review covers Palindrome which is is a sequence of DNA units that can be read the same way in either direction, Coconut Palm Sugar which is made from the sap of coconut palms and may be sold as coconut sugar, and Mistral which is a strong, cold and usually dry regional wind in France, which accelerates when it passes through the valleys of the Rhone and the Durance...

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