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2013-09-30 15:04:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While heart disease is a significant health problem among members of the general population, it is particularly prevalent among individuals with diabetes, who have four times the risk of others. New research published in the journal Nature may provide a window into the unique connection between blood sugar levels and heart problems. The study revealed a biochemical pathway that causes irregular heartbeats when blood sugar levels become...

2013-09-27 23:26:01

Nectevia is ideal as a substitute for sugar, honey or corn syrup and is designed to be used in a variety of applications, including: baked goods, hot or cold beverages, condiments, sauces and dressings, cereals and bars, as a binding agent and more. Portland, OR (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 In response to the growing natural and clean label trends, Steviva Ingredients has developed Nectevia™, an organic blend of blue agave nectar and stevia extract. Naturally water-extracted at low...

2013-09-27 12:26:03

Inaccuracies on Links to Weight Gain and Exaggerated Consumption Levels Are Misleading to the Public ATLANTA, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's segment of The Dr. Oz Show claiming low calorie sweeteners cause weight gain was not based on scientific facts and made gross exaggerations when depicting average consumer use of sweeteners, according to the Calorie Control Council, whose members include manufacturers and end users of low and reduced calorie sweeteners and other...

2013-09-26 08:27:58

MANCHESTER, N.H., Sep. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- You may not think twice before you scarf down or imbibe your sugar-laden foods or beverages--that yummy cookie, that full-calorie soda, that sugar-laden salad dressing. But one man would head you off at the pass if he could. He believes refined sugar--anything made of simply carbohydrates--is one of the worst things you could eat, and that the purveyors of such food and drink are doing us harm. Of course he's not alone in what some might...

2013-09-24 12:30:58

BELLE GLADE, Fla., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Matthew B. Hoffman was promoted to VP- Marketing & Business Development of Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida at the September Board meeting last week. He joined the Cooperative in November of 2010 as the Manager of Marketing & Special Projects. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130924/FL85608 ) Hoffman is responsible for analyzing the markets for and advising on sales of raw sugar and molasses produced by...

2013-09-23 12:27:11

BELLE GLADE, Fla., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Charles W. Lucas was appointed to the Board of Directors of Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative at its Sept. 19, 2013 board meeting filling the unexpired term ending January, 2015 held by the recently retired Chairman George H. Wedgworth. Lucas, of Ft. Myers, FL, earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of South Florida and has been active in Florida agriculture since 1981. He currently is president of King Ranch-...

Artificial Sweeteners Can't Fool The Brain
2013-09-23 10:39:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While your tongue may be fooled into mistaking an artificial sweetener for real sugar, your brain knows the difference, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology. The difference is how each sweetener affects the brain’s reward center, and sugar has been found to provide a bigger reward than artificial substitutes. "The consumption of high-calorie beverages is a major contributor to weight gain and obesity,...

2013-09-23 08:28:54

YUBA CITY, Calif., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Some people think consuming refined sugar is harmless. They allow themselves that indulgence every so often, and if they have children, they allow them candy, cake or ice cream. "Hey," they might say, "we all deserve to enjoy ourselves once in a while; life is short!" Yes it is, and such folks might be making life even shorter. Excessive sugar intake is linked to obesity, insulin resistance and high blood pressure, and Harvard School...

Sugar As Dangerous As Smoking, Warns Dutch Health Chief
2013-09-19 06:21:16

[ Watch the Video: Sugar As Addictive As Alcohol ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Sugar is “the most dangerous drug of our time,” and should carry smoking-style health warnings, the head of Amsterdam's health service recently warned. “Just like alcohol and tobacco, sugar is actually a drug,” wrote Paul van der Velpen in a column on the health agency’s website, adding that the substance is addictive and should be “tightly regulated.” “This...

2013-09-18 12:31:36

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sweet'N Low, America's iconic zero-calorie sweetener has partnered with Emmy Award winning physician, Dr. Luis Pacheco, to help raise awareness of the growing obesity and diabetes epidemic in the United States. Obesity and diabetes affect the entire United States, with 1 in 3 adults being obese, and more than 26 million American children and adults suffering from diabetes. Together, Sweet'N Low and Dr. Pacheco will produce two informative...