January 29, 2015
The issue of early-onset puberty is a complex one and current research suggests that diet and other lifestyle factors may play a factor in early menarche. However, studies like this one that attempt to isolate one type of food or ingredient without considering larger factors, such as obesity, do little to find an answer to this problem.
January 28, 2015
Calories from added fructose at normal consumption levels do not pose a unique risk for diabetes. Furthermore, it is highly uncommon for fructose to be consumed by itself. It is typically consumed in combination with glucose. The researchers attempt to support their claim largely from in vitro studies, animal studies and human studies feeding pure fructose at unrealistic levels.
January 5, 2015
Speculation that a recent rodent study conducted by the University of Utah, in which high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and sucrose were fed to mice, might have relevance to women’s life expectancy or reproductive health may generate sensationalized headlines, but it lacks scientific merit and mischaracterizes the effect of consuming HFCS.
December 15, 2014
The recent article in Open Heart examining the effects of a high-sugar diet on cardiometabolic diseases — such as heart disease, high blood pressure and hypertension — offers a highly subjective and incomplete review of the current literature and may lead to misinformation about sugar consumption that will only serve to raise fear and confusion among consumers.
December 10, 2014
The recent study by the University of Southern California claiming fructose consumption reduces satiety signals in the brain -- causing individuals to desire more calories than otherwise – fails to recognize how fructose is consumed in real world settings and provides very limited practical insight.