Top News: #SugarAndNutrition

Here are the top read news for #SugarAndNurition:

pb_sugar101516_18164793_8colIf you have high cholesterol, the culprit may be sugar:

Sugar has a complicated relationship with cholesterol. But, simply put, if you eat more calories than your body needs to fuel daily activity, the excess is stored as triglycerides, a type of fat or lipid that circulates in the blood and makes up your total blood cholesterol number, along with HDL and LDL. This is especially true with low-nutrition foods that are high in sugar and white flour, such as cupcakes, cookies and candy bars: Read more


soft-drinksResearch Provides New Information on Cancer & Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Link:

A study conducted by researchers at LSU Health New Orleans suggests that age is an important factor in the association between cancer and sugar-sweetened beverages and recommends that intervention programs to reduce consumption of added sugar be focused on lower socio-economic status, young males, as well as cervical cancer survivors. The study is online in the Published Ahead of Print Section of Translational Cancer Research: Read more


104023272-2ed3-wwe-nooyihealthyproducts-101716-600x400PepsiCo pledges to slash beverage calorie counts by 2025:

PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi pledged Monday as part of a new sustainability initiative to significantly reduce the calorie count of the company’s beverages as it looks to counter health concerns about sugar-sweetened beverages, and respond to changing consumer preferences: Read more



gettyimages-461626100-1024x576More hospitals are refusing to sell sugary drinks. And that’s angering some workers:

With obesity rising, more hospitals across the country are dropping sugary drinks from cafeterias and vending machines — and angering employees and visitors in the process. “It’s ridiculous,” said Terry Vincent, a surgical technologist eating lunch one recent afternoon in a hospital cafeteria at the University of California, San Francisco, which stopped selling sugar-sweetened drinks on its campuses one year ago: Read more


dietitiansweDietitians weigh in on whether a soda tax would help curb obesity:

“They are really among the worst things we can drink,” said Hunnes, senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “They are not only empty calories, but they also provide no beneficial nutrient intake whatsoever.” One major drawback to sugary drinks, Hunnes said, is the fact that our bodies do not recognize beverages as providing the same sense of fullness as when we eat other foods: Read more