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.

Science-Based Solutions to Obesity: What are the Roles of Academia, Government, Industry, and Health Care?

August 01, 2005 - The complexity of the obesity epidemic requires the cooperation of key stakeholders in this effort. No one sector, academia, government, industry, or health care, has been successful in combating this disease to date.

Clinical Protocol for Oral Sucrose Use in Minimizing Neonatal Pain

July 01, 2005 - To present an evidence-based practice protocol for oral sucrose administration to minimize neonatal procedural pain.

New Resource: Physical Activity Trends, Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) and the Built Environment

June 01, 2005 - The Canadian Sugar Institute Nutrition Information Service is pleased to provide the 2005 edition of our annual health professional resource, Carbohydrate News.

Diet, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevalence in Youth from 34 Countries

May 01, 2005 - The purpose of this systematic review was to present and compare recent estimates of the prevalence of overweight and obesity in school-aged youth from 34 countries and to examine associations between overweight and selected dietary and physical activity patterns.

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