Health Sep 13

How the sugar industry artificially sweetened Harvard research

A paper recounts how two famous Harvard nutritionists, Dr. Fredrick Stare and Mark Hegsted, who are now deceased, worked closely with a trade group called the Sugar Research Foundation, which was trying to influence public understanding of sugar’s role in…

Health May 20

Added sugar takes center stage in new food label rules

Nutrition advocates have long asked for the added sugars line on the label because it's impossible for consumers to know how much sugar in an item is naturally occurring, like that in fruit and dairy products, and how much is…

Science Aug 13

Is diet soda any healthier than regular soda?

People can’t get enough information about artificial sweeteners. Do they help you diet? Do they make you fat? Are they healthier than sugar? Are they healthy? Six artificial sweeteners have passed toxicology tests and been deemed safe by the Food…

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