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2014

December 28, 2014

A Condiment, Not a Diet Staple
Navigating holiday foods is easier if we rethink our sweets

The holidays are upon us, along with the onslaught of candy canes and chocolate, breakfast strudels and eggnog. In short, it’s a tough time to be telling friends and family to cut back on sugar. But while that may seem impossible at this time of year, we can get a lot closer to balance if we shift the way we think about sweets.

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December 10, 2014

The Sweet Science of Honey

Honey appears to be on people’s minds. Among the nearly 600 Ask the SugarScientist questions we have received so far were a few dozen about whether honey is better than other sweeteners. The requests sent us back to PubMed, the premier database of peer-reviewed scientific literature.

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November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving: Food, Family, Health

For many of us, the holidays are the one time of year when we can gather our far-flung families and bring them all back to the same table. Some of us have cranberry with our turkey and some of us serve salsa. But for everybody, Thanksgiving is about food and family. And that’s what makes it also about health.

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November 10, 2014

Welcome to SugarScience!

by SugarScience Editor

We’re a group of 12 scientists and physicians at three universities who’ve come together to create the authoritative source for the science about added sugar and its impact on our health.

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November 4, 2014

Why Sugar? Why Now?

Americans are consuming unprecedented amounts of sugar in the form of sweetened drinks and processed foods – far more than we did a few decades ago. A growing body of new science suggests that all this sugar isn’t just making us fat; it may also be making us sick.

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October 28, 2014

Starting with Teeth
Oral health begins with watching your sugar intake.

Everyone wants a beautiful smile. But despite the perfect teeth we see in movies, we’re actually facing a national epidemic in oral health. And as our grandmothers have told us, eating sweets really is the quickest way to get cavities.

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October 21, 2014

It's Not Just about Obesity
One 12 oz. soda a day raises your risk of dying from heart disease.

Research now shows that overconsumption of added sugar, independent of all other risk factors, is linked to an increased risk of dying from heart disease.

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September 17, 2014

Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota

by SugarScience Editor

This groundbreaking study suggests that artificial sweeteners may be a major cause of our epidemic of obesity and diabetes in North America. A team of scientists found that artificial sweeteners change the huge colony of bacteria in your intestines to favor the harmful bacteria that increase risk for diabetes.

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June 14, 2014

Sugar-sweetened beverage intake and cancer recurrence and survival in CALGB 89803 (Alliance)

by SugarScience Editor

Researchers kept track of over 1000 patients after they had received surgery for colon cancer, taking careful measurements of what they ate and drank, as well as all sorts of other lifestyle factors. Taking those other factors in to account, it was found that colon cancer survivors who drank two or more sugar-sweetened beverages per day had an elevated risk of having their colon cancer come back.

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April 1, 2014

Added Sugar Intake and Cardiovascular Diseases Mortality Among US Adults

by SugarScience Editor

A group of researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Harvard University, found that a sugar-laden diet may raise your risk of dying of heart disease even if you aren’t overweight. Added sugars make up at least 10% of the calories the average American eats in a day. But about one in 10 people get a whopping one-quarter or more of their calories from added sugar.

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April 1, 2014

New Unsweetened Truths About Sugar

by Laura A. Schmidt, PhD, MSW, MPH

In this research commentary, SugarScientist team member Laura Schmidt, PhD, outlines the shift in thinking among scientists regarding added sugar and its link to premature death from heart disease.

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Overconsumption of added sugar is linked to type 2 diabetes, a disease affecting 26 million Americans.

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Growing scientific evidence shows that too much added sugar, over time, is linked to diabetes, heart disease and liver disease.

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