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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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2010-09-15 10:35:00

Officials at the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) have petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow 'corn syrup' to be known as 'corn sugar.' The move, according to a statement released by the CRA on Tuesday, is part of "an effort to help clarify the labeling of food products for consumers" and would allow the term 'corn sugar' to be used as "an alternative name for high fructose corn syrup." "Contrary to widespread consumer belief, high fructose corn syrup--a safe and...

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...

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2010-09-02 10:05:00

The practice of giving infants a small amount of sugar when performing invasive procedures does not reduce the amount of pain they feel, and could actually lead to brain damage, according to a new study published Wednesday in the medical journal The Lancet. Previous studies, including a 2001 series of clinical trials performed by doctors, found that by giving one-tenth of a gram of sucrose to babies before completing a procedure such as installing an antibiotic drip or taking a blood sample...

2010-08-11 14:40:47

New research from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, shows that sugary drinks, consumed in moderate quantities, do not promote weight gain, carbohydrate craving or adverse mood effects in overweight women when they do not know what they are drinking. The study, 'Effects of sucrose drinks on macronutrient intake, body weight, and mood state in overweight women over 4 weeks', which was conducted by Marie Reid, Richard Hammersley and colleagues set out to determine the long-term effects of...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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