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Plant-based sweeteners may help individuals control their blood glucose levels
A new study shows that it is possible to reduce the level of sugar in muffins without affecting their textural properties by replacing half of the sugar content with stevianna or inulin, which are plant-based sweeteners. (2016-06-08)

In Diabetics, Unsteady Blood Sugar Level Predicts Higher Risk . . .
Wide swings in blood sugar levels can spell trouble, a study of elderly diabetics in today's American Heart Association journal Circulation finds. (1997-09-11)

Glycomics Institute to assist Australian sugar industry
Using tools developed for discovering new drugs based on sugars for cancer and infectious diseases, and applying them to further develop technologies for the Australian sugar industry. (2014-05-13)

Using sugar to detect malignant tumors
Ordinary sugar could become a contrast agent of the future for use in magnetic resonance tomography examinations of tumors. Malignant tumors show higher sugar consumption than surrounding tissue. (2016-02-22)

Healthy people are at risk of developing heart disease, says Surrey expert
Healthy people who consume high levels of sugar are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. (2017-10-04)

Can good blood sugar control during labor benefit offspring of diabetic mothers?
Hypoglycaemia, or low blood sugar, is a common and potentially serious outcome in newborns whose mothers were diabetic during pregnancy. Clinicians have wondered whether good blood sugar control during labour might reduce the risk that newborns will have hypoglycaemia. (2018-01-08)

The not so sweet side of Christmas
A new video by the University of Warwick highlights a bitter side to our sugar consumption at Christmas. (2017-12-19)

Regular consumption of sugary drinks associated with type 2 diabetes
Regular consumption of sugar sweetened drinks is positively associated with type 2 diabetes independent of obesity status, finds a study published in The BMJ this week. (2015-07-21)

Safe uti­li­za­tion of die­ta­ry su­gars requi­res dy­na­mic cont­rol of re­dox ba­lance
Without dynamic control of redox balance animals lose their ability to survive on sugar-rich food. The regulatory system to control redox balance involves sugar-dependent gene regulation and protein phosphorylation. (2017-01-27)

Sugar delivered to Earth from space
A new study has discovered meteorites containing RNA sugar, ribose, and other bio-important sugars; the first direct evidence of bio-essential sugars' delivery from space to the Earth. (2019-11-21)

Success tastes sweet for scientists
A low-calorie sweetener that tastes like sugar and could help control diseases like diabetes and obesity may be closer to reality thanks to research published today. (2005-11-07)

No compelling evidence for health benefits of non-sugar sweeteners
There is no compelling evidence to indicate important health benefits of non-sugar sweeteners, and potential harms cannot be ruled out, suggests a review of published studies in The BMJ today. (2019-01-02)

Oral rehydration solution for diarrhea: More research needed on new formulations
Newer polymer-based formulations of oral rehydration solution given to treat diarrhea may offer some benefits over older sugar-salt formulations. But, say Cochrane researchers who carried out a review of the available evidence, more research is required to establish the best treatment option. (2009-04-14)

Mothers' high blood sugar in pregnancy is linked to children's reduced insulin sensitivity
Children of mothers whose blood glucose (sugar) was high during pregnancy are more likely to have low insulin sensitivity -- a risk factor for type 2 diabetes -- even after taking into consideration the children's body weight, a new study shows. The results will be presented Tuesday at the Endocrine Society's 92nd Annual Meeting in San Diego. (2010-06-22)

The sweet mysteries of the nervous system
Researchers in Bochum have produced an antibody that allows them to distinguish the numerous types of stem cells in the nervous system better than before. (2011-05-10)

Study follows the health of older adults with prediabetes problems
In a Journal of Internal Medicine study that followed older adults with prediabetes for 12 years, most remained stable or reverted to normal blood sugar levels, and only one-third developed diabetes or died. (2019-06-05)

Good summer news - less fattening watermelon
A less fattening but no-less sweet variety of watermelon has been developed by a Hebrew University of Jerusalem agricultural scientist. (2003-08-11)

Starving cancer cells of sugar -- does it work?
Researchers from the Duke-NUS Medical School and collaborators from Austria have demonstrated for the first time a novel cell death pathway that describes how depletion of sugar causes cancer cell death. (2018-01-25)

Could sugar be responsible for the obesity and diabetes epidemics?
The idea that sugar could be a fundamental cause of the global obesity and diabetes epidemics, with deleterious effects on the human body that go beyond just empty calories, should be considered seriously again, argues journalist and author Gary Taubes in The BMJ today. (2018-01-03)

New hormone for lowering blood sugar
New evidence points to a hormone that leaves muscles gobbling up sugar as if they can't get enough. That factor, which can be coaxed out of fat stem cells, could lead to a new treatment to lower blood sugar and improve metabolism, according to a report in the April issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication. (2012-04-03)

Sugar in your cuppa ... not just about a sweet tooth!
New research by scientists at the University of York has given tea and coffee drinkers new information about why their favorite drinks taste as they do. (2015-07-30)

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages during adolescence impairs memory
Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, 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 information, particularly when consumption occurs during adolescence. (2014-07-29)

Ketone drink could help diabetics by lowering blood sugar
For the first time it has been shown that drinking a ketone supplement can lower blood sugar levels, presenting a potential future method to control spikes in blood sugar experienced by diabetics. (2018-02-13)

New discovery about how flowering time of plants can be controlled
Researchers at Umeå Plant Science Center in Sweden discovered, in collaboration with the Syngenta company, a previously unknown gene in sugar beets that blocks flowering. Only with the cold of winter is the gene shut off, allowing the sugar beet to blossom in its second year. The discovery of this new gene function makes it possible to control when sugar beets bloom. (2010-12-07)

The regulatory network of sugar and organic acid in watermelon fruit is revealed
The innovation project watermelon and melon cultivation and physiology team of Zhengzhou Fruit Research Institute has made new progress in the metabolism regulation of sugar and organic acid in watermelon fruit. (2021-01-14)

Sugar, not oil
No more oil -- renewable raw materials are the future. This motto not only applies to biodiesel, but also to isobutene, a basic product used in the chemical industry. In a pilot plant researchers now want to obtain this substance from sugar instead of oil for the first time. And in order not to threaten food supplies, in the long term the sugar should come from wood or straw and not from sugar beet. (2014-03-25)

Fruit flies help to shed light on the evolution of metabolism
Researchers at the University of Helsinki have discovered that the ability to use sugar as food varies strongly between closely related fruit fly species. They have also identified the genetic basis of this variation. In the future, it will be interesting to explore whether human populations with different dietary histories may respond differently to modern diets rich in sugars. (2019-01-03)

Sugar-sweetened beverages becoming more affordable around the world
A new American Cancer Society study concludes that sugar-sweetened beverages have become more affordable around the globe, and are likely to become even more affordable and more widely consumed. (2017-05-04)

A 20 percent sugary drink tax would cut number of UK obese adults by 180,000
A 20 percent tax on sugar sweetened drinks would reduce the number of UK adults who are obese by 180,000 (1.3 percent) and who are overweight by 285,000 (0.9 percent), suggests a study published on bmj.com today. (2013-10-31)

Scientists discover how malaria parasites import sugar
Researchers at Stockholm University has established how sugar is taken up by the malaria parasite, a discovery with the potential to improve the development of antimalarial drugs. The research is published in the scientific journal Nature. (2020-01-29)

Decoding sugar molecules offers new key for combating muscular dystrophy
A group of Japanese scientists have succeeded in decoding a sugar molecule and clarifying a mechanism linked to muscular dystrophy. Their discovery has potential implications for muscular dystrophy treatment. The results of their research were published in the journal Cell Reports on Feb. 25, 2016. (2016-03-29)

Mindfulness-based therapy may reduce stress in overweight and obese individuals
In a randomized clinical trial of women who were overweight or obese, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) increased mindfulness and decreased stress compared with health education. In addition, fasting blood sugar levels decreased within the MBSR group, but not within the health education group. (2017-07-07)

Chewing sugar-free gum could help reduce tooth decay, a new review finds
A systematic review by King's College London has found some evidence that chewing sugar-free gum could help to reduce the further development of dental caries (cavities) in adults and children. (2019-11-19)

Which strategies help cut consumption of sugary beverages in young children?
An Obesity Reviews analysis of published studies reveals strategies that can successfully reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in young children. (2018-07-18)

Soft drink tax could improve health of the nation
An excise tax on sugar-sweetened drinks would be an effective way to improve the health of heavy consumers, new research shows. (2015-03-01)

Adult type 2 diabetes -- poor information on diet, but exercise seems good
There are no high quality data to assess how well dietary treatments for type 2 diabetes work in people who have just been told they have the disease, but there is evidence that taking on exercise seems to be one way of improving blood sugar levels, according to the findings of a Cochrane Systematic Review. (2007-07-17)

An early morning whey protein snack increases morning blood sugar level in healthy people
Consuming protein at night increases blood sugar level in the morning for healthy people, according to new research presented this week at The Physiological Society's virtual early career conference called Future Physiology 2020. (2020-07-10)

Experimental insulin drug prevents low blood sugar
An experimental insulin drug prevented low blood sugar among diabetic patients more often than a popular drug on the market, a new study finds. The results will be presented Sunday at the Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. (2012-06-24)

Once bitten, twice shy: the neurology of why one bad curry could put us off for life
A negative experience with food usually leaves us unable to stomach the thought of eating that particular dish again. Using sugar-loving snails as models, researchers at the University of Sussex believe these bad experiences could be causing a switch in our brains, which impacts our future eating habits. (2021-02-11)

Isoglucose and sucrose
Isoglucose, also known as high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), is used in the food industry as a substance to sweeten processed foods such as soft drinks, creams, cakes, confectionery, yogurts etc. The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has been asked by various parties whether these sweeteners, which contain a high proportion of the free monosaccharide (simple sugar) fructose, pose a particular risk to health as compared to other sweeteners such as sucrose (household sugar, beet sugar, cane sugar). (2018-07-05)

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