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Pathways and mechanisms linking dietary components to cardiometabolic disease

20 / 07 / 18

What are the possible pathways through which some dietary components, such as sugar in beverages, contribute to cardiome…..

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Effect of low-fat vs low-carbohydrate diet on 12-month weight loss in overweight adults and the association with genotype pattern or insulin secretion - the DIETFITS Randomised Clinical Trial

16 / 04 / 18

This study gained a lot of media attention and perhaps disappointed dedicated followers of both low-fat and low-carb die…..

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Soft drink prices, sales, body mass index and diabetes

15 / 03 / 18

How do soft drink sales relate to overweight and diabetes globally? What can we expect from policy to reduce consumption…..

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What are the effects of sweet drinks on Australian teenager’s teeth and weight?

19 / 02 / 18

This cross-sectional study of 3671 Australian adolescent school students led by Sydney School of Public Health..

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How much could warning labels on sugary drinks curb adolescent obesity?

19 / 02 / 18

To explore the impact of sweetened beverage warning labels at point-of-purchase..

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Urinary biomarkers of total sugars intake and measures of obesity

10 / 10 / 17

Associations between sugar intake measured via a biomarker and obesity have been identified in a British population samp…..

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Mother’s intake of sugar-containing beverages during pregnancy and body composition of their children

08 / 08 / 17

Does the mother’s dietary intake of sweet drinks affect the body composition of their offspring in childhood?..

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Fruit juice and change in BMI: a meta-analysis

13 / 06 / 17

Drinking pure fruit juice appears not to be associated with significant weight gain in children...

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Dietary patterns associated with obesity and hypertension in Australian adults

09 / 05 / 17

Dietary patterns by reduced rank regression are associated with obesity and hypertension in Australian adults..

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Sickeningly sweet: does sugar cause chronic disease?

11 / 10 / 16

It’s often said that sugar causes metabolic disease but is there good evidence for this? ..

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Sugars, obesity, and cardiovascular disease: results from recent RCTs.

06 / 09 / 16

There is a lot of negative media attention around sugar, including from some scientific investigators, however this revi…..

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Trends in adult BMI from 1975 to 2014

27 / 07 / 16

A global look at the trends in BMI over the past four decades..

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What dietary pattern is linked to overweight in children and teenagers?

03 / 06 / 16

A look at dietary patterns and whether particular ways of eating are more likely to lead to overweight and obesity...

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Does low-energy sweetener consumption affect energy intake and body weight?

01 / 03 / 16

A systematic review of human and animal studies..

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WHO finds obesity is related to oversupply of food

10 / 11 / 15

World Health Organisation shows obesity pandemic associated with oversupply of food, not specifically one nutrient...

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Sugars and obesity: Is it the sugar or the calories?

18 / 06 / 15

Review of the evidence looking into the role of sugars in weight gain, overweight and obesity...

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Sugar-sweetened and artificially-sweetened beverages in relation to obesity risk

30 / 01 / 15

A critical review of the literature for a possible association between sweetened beverages and obesity risk...

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Sugar-fat seesaw: A systematic review of the evidence

21 / 12 / 14

Explore the notion of an inverse relationship between fat and sugar, asking the question can we limit both? ..

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Effects of added sucrose on obese women

11 / 09 / 14

In a quasi-randomised, single-blind, controlled trial Reid et al, investigates if obese women can compensate for sucrose..

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Sugar - should we stop eating it?

09 / 09 / 13

There are many opinions about sugars role in the diet but what does the science really say? ..

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Does sugar uniquely Influence weight gain?

23 / 01 / 13

Researchers Jim Mann and Lisa Te Morenga says 'no', sugar does not uniquely influence weight gain. ..

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