The results suggest that consuming fructose relative to glucose activates brain reward regions and may promote feeding behavior.
You can't fool the brain when it comes to real sugar. It's sprinkled into roughly 80 percent of processed food products sold in grocery stores today, which is why consumers may find it to be such a great stress reliever.
It’s everyone’s favourite sweet treat and one of food’s greatest pleasures, but sugar is increasingly being portrayed in the papers as a major health risk.
A new study confirms what has long been suspected: highly processed foods like chocolate, pizza and French fries are among the most addictive.
Global progress towards tackling obesity has been "unacceptably slow," with only one in four countries implementing a policy on healthy eating up to 2010, according to a major new six-part Series on obesity, published in The Lancet.
When University of Utah biologists fed mice sugar in doses proportional to what many people eat, the fructose-glucose mixture found in high-fructose corn syrup was more toxic than sucrose or table sugar, reducing both the reproduction and lifespan of female rodents.
The truth about sugar is now coming from many directions
How close you are to fast-food outlets may be linked to your risk of Type-2 diabetes and obesity a new study led by the University of Leicester has discovered.
On Thursday, the U hosted Robert Lustig, a professor from University of California, San Francisco, to speak about how the American diet is negatively affecting our health, our wallets and our brain chemistry.
Whenever food comes with a health claim on its label, exercise caution. The rules of commercial speech allow companies to say things that are meaningless and misleading.
Sugar consumption affected memory and was linked to brain inflammation in juvenile rats, researchers report.
In Berkeley, a place where politics is rarely sweet, sugar is an especially bitter topic. Right now it’s the talk of the town – in the form of six conversations leading up to the vote on Measure D, a tax on sugary drinks on the November ballot.
The maverick scientist has long argued that sugar is as harmful as cocaine or tobacco – and that the food industry has been adding too much of it to our meals for too long.
Rates of prediabetes have risen sharply in England, and without intervention, the nation may experience a steep increase in diabetes in the coming years, according to University of Florida researchers working with the University of Leicester in England.
More and more Americans' meals resemble dessert, and Congress is to blame for our collective national stomachache
US documentary calls for laws to limit consumption of harmful sweeteners hidden in 'healthy' food
Dr. Robert Lustig's YouTube lectures about the dangers of sugar have raised a few eyebrows in recent years and even drawn some criticism.
US professor credited with launching the war on sugar has announced a UK lecture tour that co-incides with a crucial Dept of Health review of carbohydrate policies
A sugar tax may have to be introduced to curb obesity rates, the chief medical officer for England has said.