Sugar and health

Top public nutrition adviser faces criticism after receiving money from chocolate industry

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A spate of recent reports have accused a top member of Scotland’s food standards agency of bias after revealing her financial ties to a major chocolate firm - is the junk food industry meddling with objective scientific research?

Multiple factors contribute to obesity-induced insulin resistance, but low-grade chronic inflammation of metabolic tissues of the liver is one central factor in its development. ©iStock

Rogue one: Liver immune cells turn to dark side in the face of obesity

Confectioners should favor a scientific apporach to meeting sugar reduction targets, says Leatherhead Food Research's head of microscopy. ©iStock/Povareshka

How to reduce sugar scientifically and creatively in confectionery

Defra’s Family Food Survey published in March, found sales of regular soft drinks fell by 34.6% between 2010 and 2014. Low-calorie drinks purchases increased by 35.8%. The survey stated that 38% of all soft drinks consumed were fully sugared, ©iStock

Artificial sweeteners raise stroke and dementia risk, study claims

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PureCircle plans to bring glucosylated stevia to Europe with EFSA request

Examining nutrition labels is often recommended by doctors and dietitians to improve food choices, but choice does not always translate to consumption. ©iStock/piotr_malczyk

Food quality, not quantity matters to label lovers

The two major glycosides found in the leaves are stevioside and rebaudioside A. Both taste approximately 200–300 times sweeter than sucrose.©iStock/Heike Rau

New insights reveal how stevia controls blood sugar levels

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Nutritionists dispute relevance of sugar levels in chocolate spreads following report

Size perception and social image concerns are cues that may provide strategies for promoting healthy behavior. ©iStock/memoriesarecaptured

Portion limit strategies no guarantee in reducing sugar drink intake

RA affects between 0.5 and 1% of adults in the developed world with between 5 and 50 per 100,000 people newly developing the condition each year. ©iStock/stockdevil

Obesity may obstruct rheumatoid arthritis management, study highlights

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