• Artificial Sweeteners Ironically Linked to Weight Gain

    Artificial sweeteners are marketed to dieters and diabetics as a low-calorie alternative to sugar. However, a meta-study found that these sweeteners have negative impacts on gut bacteria, appetite, and metabolism.1 Ironically, long-term users of artificial sweeteners were more likely to experience weight gain and obesity than non-users. They also had a higher incidence of weight-related … Continue reading “Artificial Sweeteners Ironically Linked to Weight Gain”

  • Gout Linked to Consumption of Sugary Beverages

    Gout isn’t just a disease that attacked historical heavyweights like Henry VIII. A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association seeks to determine if sugar-laden sodas and orange juice increase the likelihood that women will develop gout.  Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs when crystals of uric acid accumulate in … Continue reading “Gout Linked to Consumption of Sugary Beverages”

  • Added sugar can increase heart attack risk

    New study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found those who ate more added sugar were more likely to have higher cardiovascular disease risk factors, including higher triglyceride levels and higher ratios of triglycerides to high-density lipoprotein, the “good” cholesterol.