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Digital Teens Drinking More Caffeinated And Sugared Drinks

Young teens who spend more time with TV and electronic devices drink more sugared or caffeinated drinks than their peers, indicates a a study of U.S. teens led by researchers from McMaster University. The results are concerning because many of these teenagers exceed recommended levels of both sugar and caffeine. “There is a trend towards […]

High Fructose And High-fat Diet Damages Liver Mitochondria

High levels of fructose in the diet inhibit the liver’s ability to properly metabolize fat, researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have found[1]. The effect is specific to fructose. Equally high levels of glucose in the diet actually improve the fat-burning function of the liver. This explains why high dietary fructose has more negative health impacts […]

Excess Fructose Spills Over To The Liver And Colonic Microbiota

Fructose, a sugar found in fruit, is processed mainly in the small intestine, not in the liver as had previously been suspected, Princeton University researchers report. Sugary drinks and processed high-sugar foods overwhelm the small intestine and spill into the liver for processing. Additionally, the study found that the ability of the small intestine to […]

Link Between Cancer Tumour Growth And Sugar Clarified

The relationship between sugar and cancer has been made clearer by new research from Belgian scientists. The nine-year joint research project, undertaken by Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology, has led to a new understanding of how the Warburg effect, a phenomenon in which cancer cells rapidly break down […]

Diet Soda Drinking Associated With Higher Dementia & Stroke Risk

A pair of new research studies are adding to the growing body of evidence that sugary soda drinks pose a health risk. The first study discloses that excess sugar, particularly the added fructose in sugary drinks, might damage your brain. Researchers looked at data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) and found that people who […]