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Baking with Naturally Sweet Xylitol and Stevia Baking with Naturally Sweet Xylitol and Stevia
While pretty much everyone on the planet loves baking – whether they’re the baker, the scoffer or both – no-one loves the excess poundage and the potential for painful cavities that come with the amount of sugar in the average cake. These are just two of the reasons why people are looking for sugar substitutes to sweeten their sponges, cookies...
Bank Showing How Sugar Is Destroying The World Bank Showing How Sugar Is Destroying The World
A new study from Wall Street bank Credit Suisse exposes the “dietary impact of ‘sugar and sweeteners’ and their role in the ongoing health debate surrounding obesity and diabetes.” The Credit Suisse video — “Sugar: Sweet With a Bitter Aftertaste” — visualises the sorry state of sugar consumption. The harrowing effect of sugar consumption on American waistlines isn’t necessarily new news...
Last month, the government released the 2013 State of Public Health report, and since then all eyes have been on Tasmania – now one of the country’s most overweight and unhealthy states. As a result, health experts are discussing the possibility of introducing a so-called sugar tax in Australia's "Treasure Island”. According to the 2013 State of Public Health, Tasmania...
Many people have turned to artificial sweeteners as a way of avoiding diabetes. Now, new research has turned conventional wisdom on its head with results pointing to these same artificial sweeteners as a potential cause for elevated insulin levels in the body. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine worked with 17 “severely obese” individuals (BMI 42+), who were...
Credit: U. Arizona According to a University of Arizona study published in the scientific journal Neurology, high blood sugar levels could prove to be an early warning sign for Alzheimer’s disease. The study also showed that the link between high blood sugar levels and reduced brain metabolism exists regardless of whether the individual has diabetes or not. These results...
We know there’s a link between type-2 diabetes and soft drinks. But new research conducted at Imperial College London has shown that even drinking a single can of sugary drink per day can increase the risk of type-2 diabetes by as much as 22%. Interestingly, it also suggests that this risk is caused as much by increased insulin resistance caused...
New data shows the spread of type-2 diabetes is no longer confined to adults. More and more cases of childhood diabetes are being documented across Australia, pointing to a growing epidemic of the disease in children as young as twelve. If this trend isn’t stopped in its tracks, then one out of every six Australians could suffer from diabetes within...
Most diabetics use medication to manage their disease. Sometimes, however, these medications can do more harm than good. The Food and Drug Administration of the United States is currently reviewing several type-2 diabetes drugs for their possible association with certain kinds of pancreatic cancer and kidney failure. The review is a result of unpublished findings by a group of academic...
We’ve known for a long time that moderating sugar consumption plays a big role in managing diabetes. Now, new research is showing a direct link between the availability of sugar and the incidence of type-2 diabetes. The findings go against the commonplace assumption that this form of diabetes is primarily caused by overeating and could change how we understand, prevent...
Leading health organisations release recommendations to tackle soft drink overconsumption A 600ml sugar-sweetened soft drink contains about 16 packs/ teaspoons of sugar. Based on US estimates, consuming one can of soft drink per day could lead to a 6.75 kg weight gain in one year.(i) Launch of TV Campaign: Rethink Sugary Drink, to encourage Australians to switch to water and...
If you’re pregnant or trying to conceive, you may have heard a little about something called gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that develops during pregnancy, usually in the second or third trimester, because your body can’t produce sufficient insulin to meet the extra requirements of pregnancy. If GDM is detected during the first trimester...
It’s common knowledge that people with type-2 diabetes should avoid sugar, but did you know diet soda can also wreak havoc on blood sugar levels? French researchers at Inserm have revealed that consuming diet drinks is linked with an increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes. During the study, the soft drink consumption of 66,118 women was monitored over the course...

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