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2011-04-15 08:16:00

DENVER, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There's nothing sweet about sugar when it comes to your weight-- and health. As long as you're consuming lots of the sweet stuff, your body has difficulty burning your own body fat for energy, the crux of the Atkins Diet(TM). Furthermore, as outlined by science journalist Gary Taubes in his forthcoming April 17, 2011 New York Times magazine article, "Is Sugar Toxic?" and book, Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It, the typical American diet...

2011-04-07 05:00:00

Replacing high fructose corn syrup with sugar makes no nutritional difference WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The April 1 announcement by Fairfax County Public Schools for the return of chocolate milk to elementary schools may mislead parents and students about sweeteners. The decision to once again offer chocolate milk to students is commendable. However, it is unfortunate that the district chose to deprive students of chocolate milk for eight months in order to...

2011-03-09 08:37:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Why do we constantly crave that chocolate or those sweet tarts? Scientists have discovered that taste cells have several addition sugar detectors on top of the previously known sweet receptor. This could be a key step in developing strategies to limit overconsumption, according to this study. "Detecting the sweetness of nutritive sugars is one of the most important tasks of our taste cells," senior author Robert F. Margolskee, M.D., Ph.D., a molecular...

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2011-03-08 11:37:06

Multiple taste cell sensors contribute to detecting sugars A new research study dramatically increases knowledge of how taste cells detect sugars, a key step in developing strategies to limit overconsumption. Scientists from the Monell Center and collaborators have discovered that taste cells have several additional sugar detectors other than the previously known sweet receptor. "Detecting the sweetness of nutritive sugars is one of the most important tasks of our taste cells," said senior...

2011-02-28 15:00:00

Study Highlights: -- Soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages such as fruit drinks are associated with higher blood pressure levels. -- Adults with higher sodium intake had a stronger association between sugar-sweetened beverages and high blood pressure. DALLAS, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages such as fruit drinks are associated with higher blood pressure levels in adults, researchers report in Hypertension: Journal of the American...

2011-02-10 16:30:42

A new comprehensive review, recently published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, concludes that fructose does not increase food intake or impact body weight or blood triglycerides in overweight or obese individuals. The review examined data regarding the normal consumption of fructose and any subsequent development of alterations in lipid or and/or glucose metabolism or weight gain in overweight people. Researchers were unable to find any relationship between fructose and...

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2010-12-14 06:30:00

A Yale University study has determined that kids who start the day with a bowl of sugary cereal are consuming almost twice the sugar they would take in eating healthier options. Kids served sugary cereal consumed over 24 grams of refined sugar.  Those given low-sugar cereals were more likely to reach for table sugar, but still consumed about half the amount of sugar overall. The kids who ate either sugary or low-sugar cereals during the study were equally likely to say they enjoyed...

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2010-11-23 14:40:00

Never mind conflict with the in-laws; it's cake vs. cranberry, pie vs. wine If you're lucky, it will all be kisses and hugs around the Thanksgiving dinner table, with friends and family near and dear gathered about, and puppies at your feet waiting for table scraps. But peace won't reign within the confines of the oral cavity, where Streptococcus mutans and other harmful bacteria will await their own holiday feast. Your meal will enable S. mutans to launch one of its biggest assaults of the...

2010-10-27 11:11:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A news release issued today by the University of Southern California alleging higher than normal amounts of fructose in sweetened beverages containing high fructose corn syrup appears to have failed to use standard analytical procedures to measure the content of sugars present. "Consumers should know that fructose is safe. It exists in higher levels in pear juice concentrate than what these researchers claim to have found in their study,"...

2010-09-15 16:48:32

Scientists have overturned the conventional wisdom that cooperation is essential for the well-being of the whole population, finding evidence that slackers can sometimes help the common good. Researchers, from Imperial College London, the Universities of Bath and Oxford, University College London and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology studied populations of yeast and found that a mixture of 'co-operators' and 'cheats' grew faster than a more utopian one of only "co-operators."...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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