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March 13, 2018

How to Stop Eating Sugar

by David Leonhardt, New York Times Op-Ed Columnist

If you live in the United States, you probably eat more sugar than is good for you. It’s probably not your fault, either. Added sweeteners are infused into a shocking number of foods. To help you give up the cravings for sugar, David Leonhardt, New York Times Op-Ed Columnist, has written a guide that was published in the New York Times.

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February 15, 2018

Using Art to Tackle Obesity and Diabetes in Youth

by New York Times

Between 2000 and 2009, the rate of Type 2 diabetes in children jumped more than 30 percent — and it is climbing especially fast among children from poor and minority families. Faced with these startling numbers, public health experts and arts educators have teamed up to try a novel approach to preventing the disease in young people.

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January 27, 2018

How neighborhoods shape life with diabetes

by Reuters Health

People with diabetes who live in poor communities with limited access to exercise facilities or grocery stores may have a harder time managing their symptoms than diabetics living in more affluent areas, a U.S. study suggests. A patient takes a blood glucose test during an event aimed to help people with diabetes to cope with their illness at Saint Luka diagnostics medical center in Sofia, November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov Communities with lower employment, income and education that have scant resources to support exercise and healthy eating have long been linked to an increased risk of developing diabetes. For the current study, however, researchers focused on 15,308 patients who already had diabetes to see if their neighborhoods might impact how well they lived with the disease.

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November 28, 2017

Sugar Industry Suppressed Evidence of Health Risks of Sucrose

by Science Alert

The sugar industry buried scientific research almost 50 years ago that pointed to negative health effects of sugar, ceasing funding the research when it reflected negatively on the industry's interests, according to a new UC San Francisco study. In a study published Nov. 21, 2017 in PLOS Biology, the authors said their analysis of internal documents bolsters evidence that the sugar industry has manipulated science in order to protect commercial interests, and to influence regulations and public opinion.

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October 18, 2017

Nine-Year Collaboration Has Just Shown How Sugar Influences Cancer Cell Growth

by Science Alert

There's a long-known relationship between cancer and sugar, but figuring out exactly how it works has proven elusive. Now, thanks to a nine-year research project, scientists have made a breakthrough. They've narrowed down the mechanism whereby cancer cells metabolise sugar. They've narrowed down the mechanism whereby cancer cells metabolise sugar. The focus of the new research was on a metabolic effect that has been understood for over 90 years.

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September 13, 2017

11th Annual Sugar, Stress, Environment, and Weight (SSEW) Symposium

by SugarScience Editor

The 11th Annual Sugar, Stress, Environment, and Weight (SSEW) Symposium, presented by  the UCSF Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment (COAST) and the UCLA Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy, brings  together leading researchers to present the latest science on how the food we eat and the stress we experience create a perfect storm, accelerating one of the most urgent public health crises of our time: the obesity epidemic.

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August 11, 2017

New study suggests that sugar may impact both our mental and physical health

Research is now uncovering more information about just how consuming excess sugar impacts our overall health-not just our physical health but also our mental health. In a study that just became available online (July 2017) titled “Sugar intake from sweet food and beverages, common mental disorder and depression: prospective findings from the Whitehall II study” by Anika Knuppel, Shipley, Llewellyn and Brunner (21 November 2016) is the first of it’s kind to indicate that high intakes of sugar contributes to depression in men.

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April 11, 2017

New Leaders in the Race to Reduce Sugar

Public Health England (PHE) has just published an impressive game plan that has the potential to put a serious dent in their overall sugar consumption, especially for kids in the UK. The USA and UK are both super concerned about the alarming rise of obesity and diabetes especially with children. But the PHE is way ahead of the game given their aim to reduce sugar intake found in foods up to 200,000 tons or 20% by 2020.

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January 20, 2017

Sugar Terms 101

Here is a helpful sugar breakdown for those of you who are confused by the different types of sugar terms that have been tossed around in the media lately … Thank you to Linda Robbins who wrote an article in the Times Telegram titled Sugar Vocabulary.

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December 20, 2016

Sleep + Soda = Sleepy

A new study shows that there is a correlation between sugar sweetened beverage consumption and less sleep. Data from a population of 18,000 people was studied by the UCSF science team and found a correlation between sleep and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.

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