Posts Tagged ‘artificial sweeteners’

Don’t Feed High-Dose Saccharin to Your Mice

September 19, 2014 — We’re getting a series of headlines this week about  saccharin and other low-calorie sweeteners, declaring: “Zero-Calorie Sweeteners Can Raise Blood Sugar” “Artificial Sweeteners May Lead to Diabetes” “Artificial Sweeteners Could Cause Spikes in Blood Sugar” “Low-calorie Sweeteners Found in Diet Drinks RAISE the Risk of Obesity and Diabetes”  What is this ground-breaking research that has […]

Data v Dogma: Low-Calorie Sweetened Beverages

July 23, 2014 — Nutrition and dietary advice is a realm where a contest of data v dogma plays out repeatedly. Low-calorie sweetened beverages lie at the center of one such contest. A new study just published in Obesity provides further evidence that low-calorie sweetened beverages can be useful for people who want to achieve and maintain a lower weight. […]

5 Questionable Obesity Causes

May 19, 2014 — The list of potential obesity causes seems to grow like kudzu. Why? Well, obesity develops slowly and improves slowly, if at all. Epidemiological studies provide ever more information about associations and some of these analyses are repeated so often that otherwise smart people start equating the link to a causal relationship. Familiarity bias exerts even […]

Top 10 Most Read Obesity & Nutrition Stories in 2013

December 31, 2013 — Our top 10 most read obesity and nutrition stories in 2013 have two things in common. Many of them deal with distinction between evidence-based findings and suppositions presented as facts. And many of them provide a concise distillation of observations. Here are the stories that more people read than any others on ConscienHealth in 2013. Hot […]

Aspartame: Safe, Sweet, No Calories

December 11, 2013 — Aspartame is safe. That’s the conclusion of an exhaustive evidence review by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Safe is a four-letter word that regulators are pretty shy about tossing around, so we’re taking this seriously. The EFSA affirmed that an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for aspartame represents 16 cans of diet drinks per day. […]