There are a multitude of alternative sweeteners available on the market today. Some of these, like fructose, contain calories. Others — the so-called non-nutritive sweeteners — do not. While these “artificial” sugars don’t elevate blood glucose like table sugar does (which makes them more appropriate and healthy for diabetics than traditional sugar is), and while the body can’t convert them into fat, they’re not completely free of problems and complications as components of diet.
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- What Is Aspartame And Why You Should Avoid It | The Good Human
David at The Good Human writes about aspartame, it’s FDA approval and it’s health effects.
- Very Cool Web Tool | InsureBlog
Although it’s a short post, H G Stern writes about one cool tool … Find Your Doc.
- Heavy metals in foods: more trouble for China | Terra Sigillata
Abel Pharmboy at Terra Sigillata writes about a Wall Street Journal report on heavy metal food contamination in China.
- Cancer Mutation Theory Possibly Overrated | Life Sciences Blog
Konstantinos at the Life Sciences Blog writes about an alternative theory for cancer. Indeed, aneuploidy (meaning the duplication or loss of one or more chromosomes) is a common characteristic in virtually all cancers.
- NextBio: the search engine for life sciences data | ScienceRoll
- For Your Own Safety Avoid Mixing These Two Products | The Beauty Brains
Insect repellent and sunscreen don’t mix. The Beauty Brains explain why.