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8 Foods That Contribute to Anxiety and Depression

Date: 26/08/2022

Individuals reporting higher intakes of ultra-processed foods (UPF) were significantly more likely to report mild depression, more mentally unhealthy and more anxious days, according to this new study.


Sweetness that comes at a price: Sugar substitutes may affect the human body in unanticipated ways

Date: 21/08/2022

A controlled trial suggests that non-nutritive sweeteners affect the human gut microbes and may alter glucose metabolism; the effects vary greatly among individuals


How to boost your mood through food

Date: 30/03/2022

Foods high in sugar, refined flour or saturated fats activate inflammation, which is strongly linked to depression.


Artificial Sweeteners during pregnancy may affect baby's microbiome and increase obesity risk

Date: 17/01/2022

A new study investigates the link between consuming sweeteners during pregnancy and a child's risk of obesity. Pregnant rats fed with stevia or aspartame gave birth to pups that had a higher risk of obesity and specific changes in their gut microbiome. The findings highlight the importance of maternal nutrition during pregnancy.


Your gut senses the difference between real sugar and artificial sweetener

Date: 13/01/2022

Many people struggle with sugar cravings, and now we have a better understanding of how the gut senses sugars (and why artificial sweeteners don't curb those cravings)


What is the short-term impact of sugary drinks in the classroom?

Date: 03/11/2021

The results from this study clearly indicate a causal impact of sugary drinks on children's behavior and test scores


Looking to lose weight? Diet drinks might not be the sweet spot: study

Date: 28/09/2021

For females and people with obesity drinking artificially sweetened drinks may trick the brain into feeling hungry, which may in turn result in more calories being consumed


Clues to brain health may lie in the gut

Date: 08/09/2021

The gut contains sensors that rapidly send messages to the brain to help it decide what foods to eat, how well to sleep and even whether to feel pain.


Study shows potential dangers of sweeteners

Date: 25/06/2021

This study is the first to show that some of the sweeteners most commonly found in food and drink—saccharin, sucralose and aspartame—can make normal and 'healthy' gut bacteria become pathogenic.


Mouse studies find sugar-free energy drinks just as harmful

Date: 17/05/2021

The study showed long-term energy drink intake, sugar-free or not, results in heightened blood glucose and bad fats (triglycerides), which are the common feature of diabetes. It also increased body fat without any changes in weight.


Artificially sweetened drinks may not be heart healthier than sugary drinks

Date: 27/10/2020

This study suggests that sugary drinks and artificially sweetened beverages are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease


How does sugar drive consumption? Scientists discover gut-brain sugar sensor in mice

Date: 15/04/2020

The discovery of a specialized gut-brain circuit offers new insight into the way the brain and body evolved to seek out sugar. By laying the foundation for new ways to modify this circuit, this research offers promising new paths to reducing sugar over-consumption.


9 April 2020 - MedicalXpress - The science of how diet can change the way sugar tastes

Date: 09/04/2020

The food animals eat can change how they perceive future food. Researchers have discovered the basic science of how sweet taste perception is fine-tuned in response to different diets. This response uses the same machinery that the brain uses to learn.


Resolving bitter debate over low-cal sweeteners

Date: 03/03/2020

Sucralose linked to problematic metabolic and neural changes, when consumed along with a certain carbohydrate, while drinks with low-calorie sweeteners or sugar alone do not provoke the changes.


30 January 2019 - MedicalXpress - Low-calorie sweeteners do not mean low risk for infants

Date: 29/01/2020

Consumption of low-calorie sweeteners during pregnancy increases body fat in offspring and disrupts their gut microbiota - study.


Food additives and sweeteners found to impact gut microbiome diversity

Date: 27/01/2020

Certain additives and artificial sweeteners can change microbial composition, say scientists, who note the altered profile is similar to that seen in those with inflammatory bowel disease or obesity.


23 December 2019 - Reuters - Nearly All U.S. Kids Eating Added Sugars Before Age 2

Date: 23/12/2019

Nearly 85% of toddlers and infants in the United States eat foods containing added sugars and artificial sweeteners on any given day, researchers say.


17 December 2019 - MedicalXpress - Here's a bitter pill to swallow: Artificial sweeteners may be doing more harm than good

Date: 17/12/2019

A $2.2 billion industry to help people lose weight through artificial sweeteners may be contributing to type 2 diabetes, according to researchers from the University of South Australia.


3 September 2019 - The Guardian - Soft drinks, including sugar-free, linked to increased risk of early death

Date: 03/09/2019

People who regularly consume soft drinks have a higher risk of an early death, researchers have found, with the trend seen for both sugared and artificially sweetened drinks.


New research casts doubts on safety of world's most popular artificial sweetener

Date: 23/07/2019

The world's most widely used artificial sweetener has not been adequately proven to be safe for human consumption, argues a newly published paper from University of Sussex researchers.