Tag: Sugar

Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy

Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy Tumours use more glucose than normal, healthy tissues. However, it is very hard to control the amount of glucose in your body through diet alone. In this study, the researchers found that mannose can interfere with glucose to reduce how much…

Sugar helps cancer cells regulate voltage

Sugar helps cancer cells regulate voltage Sugar helps cancer cells regulate voltage Researchers in an attempt to understand why Cancers will hold onto sugar yet not use it as fuel discovered that Cancer Cells use sugar as a sort of voltage regulator. 1. Ca2 -dependent demethylation of phosphatase PP2Ac promotes glucose deprivation–induced cell death independently…

High Fructose Corn Syrup and possible Autism Connection?

High Fructose Corn Syrup and the possible Autism Connection? ***WARNING This Review is a little Technical*** We review the published research titled: * A macroepigenetic approach to identify factors responsible for the autism epidemic in the United States 1) Ca, Mg and Zn, or losses or displacement of any of these minerals from the consumption…

Drinking high-fructose corn syrup or sucrose sweetened beverages during adolescence impairs memory and inflames the hippocampus

7/29/2014, Seattle, WA. Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, finds that daily consumption of beverages sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup or sucrose can impair the ability to learn and remember…

3 p.m. slump? Why a sugar rush may not be the answer

Public release date: 16-Nov-2011 Protein, not sugar, stimulates cells keeping us thin and awake, new study suggests A new study has found that protein and not sugar activates the cells responsible for keeping us awake and burning calories. The research, published in the 17 November issue of the scientific journal Neuron, has implications for understanding obesity…

Got a craving for fast food? Skip the coffee, study says

Public release date: 31-Mar-2011 Eating a fatty fast food meal is never good for you, but washing that meal down with a coffee is even worse, according to a new University of Guelph study. Researcher Marie-Soleil Beaudoin has discovered not only that a healthy person’s blood sugar levels spike after eating a high-fat meal, but…

Eating Foods High in Fructose from Added Sugars Linked to Hypertension

Public release date: 30-Jun-2010   – people who consumed a diet of 74 grams or more per day of fructose (corresponding to 2.5 sugary soft drinks per day) had a 26%, 30%, and 77% higher risk for blood pressure levels of 135/85, 140/90, and 160/100 mmHg, respectively Eating Foods High in Fructose from Added Sugars…

Fructose: the poison index

A ruling on fructose boosts the powerful sugar industry, either by incompetence or collusion, but is based on pseudoscience Robert Lustig The Guardian,              Monday 21 October 2013 16.00 EDT Fizzy drinks can have a ‘serum fructose concentration of six micromolar, enough to do major arterial and pancreatic damage’. Photograph: Nathalie Louvel/Getty Images The battle…

Sugar is toxic to mice in ‘safe’ doses

Contact: Annalisa Purser annalisa.purser@utah.edu 801-581-7295 University of Utah New test hints 3 sodas daily hurt lifespan, reproduction SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 13, 2013 – When mice ate a diet of 25 percent extra sugar – the mouse equivalent of a healthy human diet plus three cans of soda daily – females died at twice the…

Sugar is toxic to mice in ‘safe’ doses

Contact: Annalisa Purser annalisa.purser@utah.edu 801-581-7295 University of Utah New test hints 3 sodas daily hurt lifespan, reproduction SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 13, 2013 – When mice ate a diet of 25 percent extra sugar – the mouse equivalent of a healthy human diet plus three cans of soda daily – females died at twice the…

The dark side of artificial sweeteners

Contact: Mary Beth O’Leary moleary@cell.com 617-397-2802 Cell Press More and more Americans are consuming artificial sweeteners as an alternative to sugar, but whether this translates into better health has been heavily debated. An opinion article published by Cell Press on July 10th in the journal Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism reviews surprising evidence on the…

The dark side of artificial sweeteners

Contact: Mary Beth O’Leary moleary@cell.com 617-397-2802 Cell Press More and more Americans are consuming artificial sweeteners as an alternative to sugar, but whether this translates into better health has been heavily debated. An opinion article published by Cell Press on July 10th in the journal Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism reviews surprising evidence on the…

Think that’s ACTUAL fruit in your cereal? How food companies replace the real deal with ‘imposter’ sugar balls and soybean oil

Consumer watchdogs warn lebals are fooling  us with high-sugar ‘fruit imposters’ inside packaging promising ‘real fruit,  full of vitamins’ The FDA permits labels to say ‘real fruit’  as long as the word ‘flavoured’ also appears on the  packaging By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED:12:41 EST, 14  November 2012| UPDATED:18:15 EST, 14 November 2012 When consumers see…

Not so sweet: Over-consumption of sugar linked to aging

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Sylvain-Jacques Desjardins sylvain-jacques.desjardins@umontreal.ca 514-343-7593 University of Montreal University of Montreal scientists explain how sugar shortens lifespan in PLoS Genetics This release is available in French. From left to right: Antoine Roux, Pascal Chartrand, Gerardo Ferbeyre and Luis Rokeach. Click here for more information. Montreal, March 6, 2009 – We…

Pancreatic cancers use high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), common in the Western diet to fuel their growth

Contact: Kim Irwin kirwin@mednet.ucla.edu310-206-2805 University of California – Los Angeles Health Sciences Pancreatic cancers use the sugar fructose, very common in the Western diet, to activate a key cellular pathway that drives cell division, helping the cancer to grow more quickly, a study by researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found. Although it’s…

Too much sugar turns off gene that controls the effects of sex steroids

    Eating too much fructose and glucose can turn off the gene that regulates the levels of active testosterone and estrogen in the body, shows a new study in mice and human cell cultures that’s published this month in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. This discovery reinforces public health advice to eat complex carbohydrates…