Latest Sweetness Stories

2014-09-30 23:07:35

Novant Health expert says newest research is not definitive Charlotte, N.C. (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The American Diabetes Association touts artificial sweeteners as an option to help diabetics curb their sweet tooth, but the most recent research, published in the journal Nature this September, suggests that zero-calorie sweeteners may actually be linked to an increased risk for type 2 diabetes. The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel recently discovered that when they fed...

sugar substitute splenda
2014-09-19 06:42:59

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Initial findings of a new study involving both mice and humans suggest that artificial sweeteners may be a risk factor for diabetes. They may also potentially contribute to the obesity epidemic. Scientists suggest that using artificial sweeteners could increase the risk of developing glucose intolerance, which can increase a person’s susceptibility to diabetes. Currently, artificial sweeteners are used not only for their perceived...

Are Sugar Substitutes Sweeter Than The Real Thing?
2014-09-08 03:49:46

By Matt Swayne, Penn State The taste of common sugar substitutes is often described as being much more intense than sugar, but participants in a recent study indicated that these non-nutritive sugar substitutes are no sweeter than the real thing, according to Penn State food scientists. In the study, participants compared the taste of non-nutritive sweeteners that are often used as low- or no-calorie sugar substitutes with those of nutritive sweeteners, such as sugar, maple syrup and...

hummingbird sweet tooth
2014-08-23 05:32:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Unlike many types of birds, hummingbirds not only have the ability to detect sweetness, they also have a craving for sugary substances, and now the authors of a new Science study have discovered the biological reason why these tiny flying creatures differ from their avian counterparts. According to experts from the Harvard University Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, the University of Tokyo Graduate School of...

2014-07-15 12:31:02

DALLAS, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Feed Palatability Enhancers & Modifiers Market by Type (Natural and Synthetic), by Livestock (Swine, Poultry, Cattle, Pets, Aquaculture, and Others) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019", defines and segments the Feed Palatability Enhancers & Modifiers Market with an analysis and projection of the market size, in terms of value, of types of feed flavors, sweeteners, and text rants. Browse 123 market data...

sugar substitute advantame
2014-05-22 05:40:23

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that a new food additive, Advantame, has been approved. Advantame, the sixth high-intensity sweetener approved by the FDA, has been rated as safe for use as a general-purpose sweetener and flavor enhancer in food, except meat and poultry. Before being marketed in the US, all new food additives must be approved by the FDA. Advantame, which does not have a brand name yet,...

taste test longevity
2014-05-20 05:30:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online How food tastes can influence healthy habits by encouraging or discouraging us from eating certain foods, but can taste do more? According to two new studies published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), taste may play a role in our longevity as well. Our taste buds control our longing for sweet, salty or bitter foods, but the research teams from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and...

2014-05-19 16:24:31

CHICAGO, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ajinomoto North America, Inc. announced today that Advantame, an innovative new sweetener, has successfully completed the food additive petition process for general use in foods and beverages according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140519/89031 Advantame has a sweet, clean sugar-like taste. Because it is much sweeter than most low and non-calorie sweeteners currently available, it is...

2014-04-23 23:04:59

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Artificial Sweeteners market. Global market for Artificial Sweeteners is forecast to reach US$1.9 billion by 2020, buoyed by rising incidences of diabetes, increasing rate of obesity, and growing demand for low-calorie food products. San Jose, California (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Artificial sweeteners are one of the most common sugar substitutes used in a wide range of products particularly packaged food...

2014-04-04 10:58:57

Cigarette smoking among obese women appears to interfere with their ability to taste fats and sweets, a new study shows. Despite craving high-fat, sugary foods, these women were less likely than others to perceive these tastes, which may drive them to consume more calories. M. Yanina Pepino, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Julie Mennella, PhD, a biopsychologist at the Monell Center in Philadelphia, where the research was...

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