SugarScience Alerts

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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November 15, 2016

Metabolizing Sugar

by Royal Society of New Zealand

Sugar metabolism is the process by which energy contained in the foods that we eat is made available as fuel for the body. The body’s cells can use glucose directly for energy, and most cells can also use fatty acids for energy. Glucose and fructose are metabolised differently, and when they are consumed in excess they may have different implications for health.

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October 14, 2016

8th Annual COAST/SSEW Symposium at UCSF

by Sugar Editor

This one day symposium brought together researchers, health professionals, and influential policy makers from the UC-wide system and beyond to explore the intersections of biology, behavior, food and addiction, and how to prevent food addiction across the lifespan for individuals and communities through academically inspired activism, institutional interventions, and public policy.

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September 12, 2016

Sugar Papers Reveal Industry Role in Shifting Focus from Heart Disease to Saturated Fat

by Sugar Editor

It all started with a secret PR campaign dating back to the 1970s. For forty years, the Sugar Association, key trade group for sugar producers, deflected all threats to its multi-billion dollar empire, while sweetening the world’s food supply. As obesity, diabetes, and heart disease rates skyrocket, doctors are now treating the first generation of children suffering from fatty liver disease.  The sugar industry is once again under siege.

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August 31, 2016

Hidden Sugars may have serious effects on Heart Health

For the first time ever the American Heart Association (AHA) is taking a stand on sugar intake. The AHA reviewed and graded the most recent scientific evidence for studies examining the cardiovascular health effects of added sugars on children.

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August 14, 2016

Key metabolic markers for disease changed by cutting sugar in a child’s diet.

if sugar is nixed from the diet while continuing to eat the same amount of food your child’s health significantly improves in just a bit over a week’s time.

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July 20, 2016

New Concerns about Type 2 Diabetes in Kids

by SugarScience Editor

A new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has shown that nearly 1% (0.8%) of teenagers in the United States—about 334,752 kids—now have diabetes. While that may sound like a low number, it’s nearly triple the previous estimates, which were 0.34% or about 142,227 teens.

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July 14, 2016

Making H2O More Accessible to Kids

by Suzanne Leigh, UCSF

Water is critical to children’s health and academic performance. The Parents Making Waves toolkit will walk parents through the steps toward ensuring their children have access to safe, accessible, and appealing drinking water at school.

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

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