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Friday, August 16, 2019

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

Women consuming 2 diet drinks per day were 31% more likely to have ischemic stroke over 11.9 yrs

Women consuming 2 or more artificially-sweetened beverages per day were 31% more likely to have an ischemic stroke (where there is an interruption in blood supply in the brain such as caused by a blood clot), 29% more likely to have coronary heart disease, and 16% more likely to die (all-cause mortality) during an 11.9 year follow-up according to a 2019 study.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Aug 16, 2019 9:31 am | [0] comments

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

Women consuming 2 diet drinks per day were 29% more likely to have coronary heart disease

Women consuming 2 or more artificially-sweetened beverages per day were 31% more likely to have an ischemic stroke (where there is an interruption in blood supply in the brain such as caused by a blood clot), 29% more likely to have coronary heart disease, and 16% more likely to die (all-cause mortality) during an 11.9 year follow-up according to a 2019 study.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Aug 16, 2019 9:25 am | [0] comments

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

Women consuming 2 diet drinks per day were 16% more likely to die during 11.9 year follow-up

Women consuming 2 or more artificially-sweetened beverages per day were 31% more likely to have an ischemic stroke (where there is an interruption in blood supply in the brain such as caused by a blood clot), 29% more likely to have coronary heart disease, and 16% more likely to die (all-cause mortality) during an 11.9 year follow-up according to a 2019 study.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

SODA

Two sugar-sweetened beverages per day associated with 43% greater risk of diabetes in women

Women who consumed two (2) or more servings of sugar-sweetened beverages per day were 43% more likely to develop diabetes during an average follow-up of 8.4 years compared to women who consumed less than one (1) serving per week according to the Women’s Health Initiative study.

Substituting one (1) serving of a 
sugar-sweetened beverages per day 
with water 
was associated with a 
10% reduction in the risk of diabetes.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Oct 13, 2018 3:12 pm | [0] comments

DIET SODA

Artificial sweeteners associated with 33% increased risk of diabetes

People who consumed artificial sweeteners “always or almost always” were 33% more likely to develop diabetes after adjusting for body mass index compared to people who consumed artificial sweeteners “never or rare” according to the E3N-European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition Study.

(The risk was 83% greater before adjusting for body mass index indicating that part of the increased risk was due to a person’s adiposity.)

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

DIET DRINKS

Women consuming 2 diet drinks per day were 30% more likely to have cardiovascular event over 8.7 yrs

Women who consumed 2 or more diet drinks per day were 30% more likely to have a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke, over the next 8.7 years compared to women who consumed few to none, 0-3 diet drinks per month, according to a recent study.

This was after controlling for other cardiovascular risk factors.

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DIET DRINKS

Women consuming 2 diet drinks per day, 50% more likely to die from cardiovascular disease over 8.7 y

Women who consumed 2 or more diet drinks per day were 50% more likely to die from cardiovascular disease over the next 8.7 years compared to women who consumed few to none, 0-3 diet drinks per month, according to a recent study.

This was after controlling for other cardiovascular risk factors.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Jun 16, 2018 9:39 am | [0] comments

DIET DRINKS

Women consuming 2 diet drinks per day were 30% more likely to die over 8.7 years

Women who consumed 2 or more diet drinks per day were 30% more likely to die from all causes over the next 8.7 years compared to women who consumed few to none, 0-3 diet drinks per month, according to a recent study.

This was after controlling for other cardiovascular risk factors.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

DIET SODA

Artificially-sweetened beverages associated with 3-fold greater risk of ischemic stroke

People who consumed artificially-sweetened beverages were 3-times more likely to have an ischemic stroke over the next ten (10) years compare to people who drank no artificially-sweetened beverages according to a study which followed 2888 people age greater than 45 years

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, May 20, 2018 8:51 am | [0] comments

DIET SODA

Artificially-sweetened beverages associated with 2.9-fold greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease

People who consumed artificially-sweetened beverages were 2.9-times more likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease over the next ten (10) years compare to people who drank no artificially-sweetened beverages according to a study which followed 2888 people aged 45 years and older.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, May 20, 2018 8:41 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

DIET SODA

Two artificially sweetened beverages per day associated with 21% greater risk of diabetes in women

Women who consumed two (2) or more servings of artificially sweetened beverages per day were 21% more likely to develop diabetes during an average follow-up of 8.4 years compared to women who consumed less than three (3) servings per month according to the Women’s Health Initiative study.

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Friday, September 08, 2017

DIET SODA

Pregnant mothers who consumed artificial sweeteners daily, 2.2 times greater risk of overweight baby

Women who consumed artificially-sweetened beverages daily during pregnancy were 2.2 times more likely to have an overweight baby when the baby reached one-year compared to women who consumed no artificially sweetened beverages.

“These effects were not explained by maternal [body mass index], diet quality, total energy intake, or other obesity risk factors,” the authors of the study note.

They also noted that, “There were no comparable associations for sugar-sweetened beverages.”

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Saturday, March 04, 2017

ARTIFICAL SWEETENERS

People consuming more than one can of artificially sweetened cola per week 18% more likely to die

People consuming more than one can of artificially-sweetened cola per week were 18% more likely to have died during a 23 year follow-up (1981-2004) compared to those consuming none according to the Leisure World Cohort Study.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Mar 04, 2017 1:40 pm | [0] comments

DECAFFEINATED COFFEE

People consuming 4 cups of decaffeinated coffee per day were 10% less likely to die over 23 years

People consuming 4 or more cups of decaffeinated coffee per day were 10% less likely to die over 23 years compared to those consuming none according to the Leisure World Cohort Study.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

Artificial sweeteners during pregnancy associated with 2X greater risk of infant being overweight

Women who consumed artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy were 2.2 times as likely to have an infant that was overweight at the age of one-year than women who did not consume artificial sweeteners according to a new study from Canadian researchers.

“These effects were not explained by maternal BMI, diet quality, total energy intake, or other obesity risk factors,” according to the paper.

“There were no comparable associations for sugar-sweetened beverages,” the paper also notes.

“To our knowledge, we provide the first human evidence that maternal consumption of artificial sweeteners during pregnancy may influence infant BMI,” the authors of the study conclude.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 25, 2016 9:27 am | [0] comments

Friday, May 06, 2011

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

People consuming more than 21 artificially-sweetened beverages per week twice as likely to be obese

People who consumed more than twenty-one (21) artificially-sweetened beverages per week -- which is 3 or more per day -- were twice as likely to be obese after 7-8 years compared to people who consumed no artificially-sweetened beverages according to a recent study from researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, May 06, 2011 9:48 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

ARTIFICIALLY SWEETENED BEVERAGES

People who consume 3 artificially sweetened beverages per day are twice as likely to be overweight

People who started out normal weight (1250 people), and consumed at least three artificially-sweetened beverages per day -- more than 21 per week -- were 1.9 times more likely to be overweight or obese after 7-8 years than those who consumed no artificially-sweetened beverages according to a study by researchers from The University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Those who started out either normal weight or overweight (2571 people), were twice as likely to be obese by the end of the study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 11:31 am | [0] comments

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

Sugar is more potent than artificial sweeteners at turning off brain’s desire for sweetness

"Another recent study, in humans [ by Frank et al, 2008 ], revealed that sugar is more potent than low-calorie sweeteners in stimulating brain areas related to expectation and satisfaction, thereby turning off the desire for more sweetness," notes noted Tracy Hampton in an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

"We thought that sugar and artificial sweeteners, which both activate sweet receptors in the tongue, would both activate the same pathways in the brain," said principal investigator Walter Kaye, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Psychiatry, Hampton quotes in her article. "They turned out to not be the same," [ Dr. Kaye ] added.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 10:46 am | [1] comments

SUGAR-FREE SWEETENERS

Artificial sweeteners increase calories, weight, fat, decrease calorie compensation & thermogenesis

Rats that were first fed artificial sweeteners, then later switched to food sweetened with sugar, did not reduce their calorie intake whereas rats feed food sweetened with sugar from the beginning according to an article by Susan Swithers, PhD from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana as noted by Tracy Hampton in an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 10:12 am | [1] comments

SUGAR-FREE SWEETENERS

Artificial sweeteners may disrupts the body’s ability to accurate assess calorie intake

"Scientists agree that while intensely sweet low-calorie sugar substitutes help lower the energy density of beverages and foods [ that is, fewer calories for a given quantity of food ] , these products also uncouple sweetness and energy, which may disrupt the body's ability to accurately assess caloric intake," Tracy Hampton notes in an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 10:01 am | [0] comments

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

Artificial sweeteners increase calorie intake

Artifically-sweetened drinks may increase calorie intake and lead to weight gain according to a recent study.

People consuming an artificially-sweetened drink during exercise ate 160-190 more calories at lunch compared to when they drank just plain water or a sucrose-sweetened drink.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 8:54 am | [0] comments

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

People ate 11% more fat while substituting artificial sweeteners for sugar

People ate 11% more fat while substituting artificial sweeteners for sugar according to one study.

Another study concluded that the use of artificial sweeteners can be expected to increase fat and protein intake, while decreasing carbohydrate intake.

Researchers tend to agree that people consuming artificial sweeteners eat more later to make up for the calories they saved. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 7:33 am | [1] comments

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

SUGAR VS ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

Sugar-sweetened soda causes weight gain of 3.5 lbs vs weight loss of 2.2 lbs w/ artificial sweetener

Overweight men and women gained an average of 3.5 pounds in two-and-a-half months drinking sugar-sweetened soda compared to an average weight loss of 2.2 pounds for those drinking artificially-sweetened sodas according to a recent study. This is a difference of 5.7 pounds between the groups Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jun 16, 2010 9:54 am | [2] comments

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

SPLENDA

Splenda (sucralose) reduces good bacteria in the gut

Splenda, the artificial sweetener containing sucralose, reduces good bacteria in the gut according to a rat study done by researchers from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA.

Hobbs: Good bacteria in the gut are very beneficial and necessary for good health.

"Evidence indicates that a [3 month] administration of Splenda exerted numerous adverse effects," the researchers concluded. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Sep 24, 2008 7:29 am | [0] comments

Thursday, September 18, 2008

DIET SODA

One-third of people who consume most diet soda are 34% more likely to have metabolic syndrome

The one-third of people consuming the most diet soda were 34 percent more likely to have metabolic syndrome than the one-third of people consuming the least according to a study from researchers at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Sep 18, 2008 6:25 am | [1] comments

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

SUGAR-FREE SWEETENERS

Americans consuming sugar-free products grew from 70 million in 1987 to 160 million in 2000

The number of Americans who consume products containing sugar-free sweeteners increased from 70 million in 1987 to 160 million in 2000 according to the Calorie Councilas noted in an article by Tracy Hampton published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. During this time, obesity increased from approximately 15 percent to 30 percent the article also notes. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 13, 2008 1:19 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

SACCHARIN

Rats given saccharin ate more calories, gained more weight and gained more body fat

"[R]ats given yogurt sweetened with zero-calorie saccharin later consumed more calories, gained more weight, put on more body fat, and didn't make up for it by cutting back later," noted a summary of a study by researchers at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Feb 26, 2008 7:59 am | [0] comments

SACCHARIN

Saccharin does not increase the risk of bladder cancer

Saccharin does not increase the risk of bladder cancer as was once believed in the 1970's. This according to a 1998 study from the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Feb 26, 2008 7:46 am | [0] comments

Thursday, February 09, 2006

SPLENDA (SUCRALOSE)

Splenda (sucralose) gave me a headache, fatigue and diarrhea

The last couple of weeks I had a dull headache -- I never get headaches -- diarrhea at times, and just felt tired. I could not figure out what it was. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Feb 09, 2006 1:43 am | [4] comments

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

SACCHARIN

Highest saccharin consumption associated with 3 lbs weight gain over four years

Saccharin consumption may be associated with weight gain according to a recent study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jun 28, 2005 10:28 am | [0] comments

Thursday, June 23, 2005

NUTRASWEET

Does NutraSweet (aspartame) help with weight loss and weight maintenance?

Yes, NutraSweet (aspartame) was found to increase weight loss and be surprisingly effective for weight maintenance according to a recent study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 23, 2005 9:27 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

DIET SODA

Each can of diet soda per day increases risk of overweight by 41%

People who drink either sodas or diet sodas are more likely to be overweight than people who do not according to data collected over 8 years and reported at the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association in San Diego, California. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jun 22, 2005 2:54 am | [2] comments

Saturday, June 11, 2005

UNDERREPORTING OF CALORIE INTAKE

15-year-old girls eat nearly 50% more calories than they say they do

Girls underreport the amount of calories they consume by an average of 12 percent at the age of 10-years-old, by 23 percent at the age of 12-years-old, and by 32 percent at the age of 15-years-old according to a recent study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Jun 11, 2005 12:45 am | [0] comments
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