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Australia: Food Ministers Forum Rates Fresh Juice Lower Than Diet Cola

Australia: Food Ministers Forum Rates Fresh Juice Lower Than Diet Cola

Pure Australian fruit juices—with no added sugar—will now be classified as less healthy than soft drinks after the Food Regulation Forum, comprising of State and Federal Government ministers, rejected a move to ensure fresh juice has a higher health rating than soft drinks. In a move that Citrus Australia CEO Nathan Hancock said could cost orange growers $67 million, the majority of states and territories will now give ...
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Study: High Fructose Intake May Drive Aggressive Behaviors, ADHD, More

Study: High Fructose Intake May Drive Aggressive Behaviors, ADHD, More

Diets high in sugar may increase a person's risk for developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder and aggressive behaviors, according to a report published Friday by the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus suggest that fructose, a component of sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, and uric acid, a fructose metabolite, may work to bring about the onset of ...
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Study Links Diet Soda to Strokes, Death

Study Links Diet Soda to Strokes, Death

A study of more than 80,000 women ages 50 to 79 links drinking two or more diet drinks a day with an increased risk for certain kinds of stroke, coronary artery disease and death. Published today in the journal Stroke, a publication of the American Heart Association, the study follows other research that previously connected the artificial sweeteners found in diet soda and other beverages with ...
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Study: Drinking Two or More diet Beverages a Day linked to High Risk of Stroke, Heart Attacks

Study: Drinking Two or More diet Beverages a Day linked to High Risk of Stroke, Heart Attacks

Another Study Confirms Diet Drinks Could Increase Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke Warns American Heart and Stroke Associations. From CNN: More bad news for diet soda lovers: Drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks and early death in women over 50, according to a new study by the ...
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New research shows Coke has led efforts by US junk food companies to shape China’s obesity policy

New research shows Coke has led efforts by US junk food companies to shape China’s obesity policy

Coca-Cola has spearheaded an effort by American junk food companies, including PepsiCo, Nestle and McDonald’s, to quietly shape China’s nutrition policy through a non-profit group called the International Life Sciences Institute, according to new research. “Through a complex web of institutional, financial, and personal links, Coke has been able to influence China’s health policies,” Harvard Professor Susan Greenhalgh said in a report published Wednesday in the ...
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Study: Artificially Sweetened Drinks put people at a Greater Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Study: Artificially Sweetened Drinks put people at a Greater Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Products with added fructose introduce excess 'nutrient poor' energy into our diet, researchers found - inflicting a harmful effect on blood sugar levels. The Canadian research team found no risk associated with food and drinks that have naturally-occurring fructose - such as whole fruits, vegetables, natural fruit juices and honey. However, sweet drinks do something different: they are made with ingredients that powercharge the fructose, sending ...
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Six FDA Approved Artificial Sweeteners Proven Toxic To Human Digestion

Six FDA Approved Artificial Sweeteners Proven Toxic To Human Digestion

FDA-approved artificial sweeteners and sport supplements were found to be toxic to digestive gut microbes, according to a paper published in Molecules. Artificial sweeteners are one of the most common food additives worldwide, frequently consumed in diet and zero-calorie sodas and other products. Large examinations have tracked biochemical changes in the body using high-throughput metabolomics. The collaborative study by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev ...
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New Study Finds Sucralose Is Metabolized and Stored in Your Body

New Study Finds Sucralose Is Metabolized and Stored in Your Body

Needless to say, the industry has vehemently defended sucralose (and all other chemical sweeteners), stating that it rapidly passes unmetabolized through your body and therefore has no biological effects. Alas, recent research has punched yet another giant hole in the argument that sucralose is a biologically inert chemical, showing it is in fact metabolized and that it accumulates in fat cells. The study in question was ...
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Case Study: Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research (How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat)

Case Study: Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research (How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat)

The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show. The internal sugar industry documents ... published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest that five decades of research into the role of nutrition and heart disease, including many of today’s dietary recommendations, may have been ...
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Obama Announces new Clean Water Rule, Expands EPA Overreach

Obama Announces new Clean Water Rule, Expands EPA Overreach

Editors Note: Since the Clean Water Act became effective in October 1972, the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers have overstepped their jurisdiction numerous times, greatly affecting many land owners, farmers, etc. The Supreme Court has reprimanded their overstepping actions time and again, so they have finally succeeded in expanding their jurisdiction from 'navigable waters of the United States' to essentially all waters of the U.S ...
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