WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Skip artificial sweeteners if you’re trying to lose weight, warns the World Health Organization (WHO), noting the sugar substitutes aren’t effective for shedding pounds and may also cause harm. Long-term use of sugar substitutes may cause “potential undesirable effects,” according to new WHOContinue Reading

THURSDAY, April 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Put down that sugary soda. It could be deadly, particularly if you have type 2 diabetes. A nearly two-decade-long study linked high intake of sugar-sweetened beverages — soda, lemonade and fruit punch — with premature death in people with type 2 diabetes. TheContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Could taxing soda cut down on the consumption of sugary drinks? That’s exactly what happened when a local “soda tax” was launched in Oakland, Calif., according to researchers from the University of California, San Francisco. Purchases of sugar-sweetened beverages dropped nearly 27% betweenContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) — An artificial sweetener commonly used in processed foods could be increasing people’s risk of heart attack and stroke, a new study argues. Erythritol is a natural sugar alcohol found in many vegetables and fruit. Even the human body produces small amounts of erythritol.Continue Reading