Liquid calories, sugar and body weight

April 04, 2007 - The consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages has been linked to rising rates of obesity in the United States.

Simple Carbohydrates and Obesity: Fact, Fiction and Future

February 22, 2007 - These proceedings are a summary of an international workshop held on April 5-6, 2006 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

New Resources: Child Nutrition Issues, Sugars Consumption

December 21, 2006 - The Canadian Sugar Institute (CSI) Nutrition Information Service is pleased to provide you with the latest edition of our annual health professional publication, Carbohydrate News, and an additional health professional resource, Estimates of Added Sugars Consumption in Canada.

Putative contributors to the secular increase in obesity: exploring the roads less traveled

October 19, 2006 - To investigate plausible contributors to the obesity epidemic beyond the two most commonly suggested factors, reduced physical activity and food marketing practices.

Is there an association between sweetened beverages and adiposity?

August 21, 2006 - Four mechanisms were reviewed to explain the possible association between sweetened beverages and increased overweight or obesity: excess caloric intake, glycemic index and glycemic load, lack of effect of liquid calories on satiety, and displacement of milk.

Determining the relationship between dietary carbohydrate intake and insulin resistance

June 22, 2006 - Insulin resistance underlies type 2 diabetes, CVD and the metabolic syndrome, driven by changes in diet, lifestyle, energy over-consumption and obesity

Treatment and prevention of obesity: what is the role of exercise?

April 06, 2006 - The increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity highlight the need for improved intervention strategies to counteract this significant public health problem.

Statistics Canada Revises Sugar Consumption Data

February 13, 2006 - Estimated Consumption of Sugars and Syrups in Canada

Obesity in older adults: technical review and position statement of the American Society for Nutrition and NAASO, The Obesity Society

December 05, 2005 - Obesity causes serious medical complications and impairs quality of life. Moreover, in older persons, obesity can exacerbate the age-related decline in physical function and lead to frailty.

Metabolic Syndrome: Questioned by American and European Diabetes Associations

October 01, 2005 - The term "metabolic syndrome" refers to a clustering of specific cardiovascular disease risk factors whose underlying pathophysiology is thought to be related to insulin resistance.

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