Switching to a ‘healthier’ low calorie sugar may not lessen the risk of developing health conditions as trials comparing two common sugars found other factors involved in long-term health risks.
The EU sugar reform will harm public health by flooding the market with cheap sugar and tempting manufacturers to reformulate – an agricultural policy that takes into account public health is needed, say researchers.
Fructose may lead to overeating by creating fewer reward signals in the brain, suggests a small pilot study published in PLOS ONE.
A high fat and high sugar diet during pregnancy may increase the risk of children becoming vulnerable to alcohol and drug abuse in later life, according to new research in rats.
Researchers warn of toxin increase in heated HFCS
The formation of a toxic substance when high fructose corn syrup is heated raises concerns for bee keepers, say researchers, and will help inform advice on safe storage of the ingredient for use in human food.
Fructose review findings are ‘speculative’: Researcher
The findings of a review about how metabolism of fructose in the brain may affect food intake are “highly speculative and probably incorrect”, says a leading HFCS researcher.
Sugar could be shedding its bad boy image to take a surprise spot on the public’s list of trusted ingredients, as manufacturers look to appeal to more savvy consumers.
Study pinpoints ‘missing link’ between fructose and insulin resistance
Yale scientists have reportedly found the ‘missing link’ to explain why high-fructose diets may boost the development of insulin resistance.
HFCS – natural or not? Your views
The issue of whether high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) may be considered natural or not has been an issue of hot debate in recent months.
HFCS does not cause obesity or diabetes: report
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has released a science
policy paper to correct misconceptions that abound in the industry
regarding the safety of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).
CSPI, CRA campaign in favor of controversial sweetener
President Bush has been urged to revise a government report which
suggests that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is responsible for
'HFCS-free' emerging as new health claim, says Datamonitor
High fructose corn syrup is increasingly being blacklisted by food
and beverage manufacturers as they attempt to market products that
are perceived as 'better-for-you', says Datamonitor.
Tea extract could reduce purported diabetes link
A US study presented last week claimed to establish a link between
high fructose corn syrup and diabetes, particularly in children -
but researchers say a compound found in tea could reduce the
Corn syrup, cane sugar affect appetite equally - study
Beverages sweetened with cane sugar or high fructose corn syrup may
affect hunger, satiety, or short-term energy intakes, suggests a
new study from the US.
Industry responds to fructose-obesity study
The Corn Refiners Association has responded to the recent research
linking fructose consumption to obesity, stating that fructose
cannot be related to high fructose corn syrup.
Mechanism proposed for fructose syrup-obesity link
Scientists studying the effects of ingesting fructose syrup have
reported a possible mechanism that may explain the alleged link
between rising obesity and sweetened beverages.
Kraft faces lawsuit over 'all natural' drink claim
Kraft Foods could face a lawsuit for deceptive marketing, which
claims that the US giant is mislabeling a fruit juice product as
US and Mexico announce sweetener free trade deal
The US and Mexico have concluded an agreement under which access
will be granted for US high fructose corn syrup exports to Mexico,
a move that begins to address the decade long dispute between the
Cadbury Schweppes to face lawsuit over 'all natural' 7UP
Just a month after the reformulation of its flagship 7Up drink,
Cadbury Schweppes is set to face a lawsuit that accuses the firm of
deceptively advertising the product as 'natural'.
Corn refiners challenge validity of fructose study
The Corn Refiners Association has claimed that a recent study
linking fructose in soft drinks with added body fat
"mischaracterizes high fructose corn syrup".
Cost is the key to neotame's success
We reported on Wednesday that sales of the sweetener neotame had
increased four-fold during the last 12 months. Philippa Nuttall
spoke to NutraSweet's CEO to find out the reasons for this success.
Single food ingredient the cause of obesity ? New study has industry up in arms
Food manufacturers are in the firing line again with scientists
suggesting corn syrup and other refined foods could be the cause of
the obesity epidemic and the rising rate of type 2 diabetes. The
food industry immediately reacts,...
Moves to end 'discriminatory' HFCS tax
A protracted trade dispute over high fructose corn syrup and sugar
between Mexico and the US could have cleared an impasse.
Raw materials squeeze margins at Tate & Lyle
First half profits for UK sugar and sweeteners group Tate &
Lyle slipped as US figures hit the bottom line but improved results
from European operations helped add sparkle to a generally
ADM sues Mexican government for $100m over 'discriminatory tax'
US agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland opts to challenge the
Mexican government's 20 per cent 'discriminatory tax' on soft
drinks containing high fructose corn syrup.
2Q rise for US corn sweeteners
US food ingredient company Corn Products International has seen a
rise in second-quarter earnings, the company reported this week.