Emerging research suggests sugar may be linked to deadly diseases, but Health Canada's current food labeling regulations make it tough for Canadians to get an easy picture of how much of the sweet substance they are consuming -- and it doesn't look like that's going to change any time soon.
CBC (Mar. 13, 2013) A dentist uncovered a pile of confidential US sugar industry documents that reveal use of Big Tobacco tactics to deflect growing concern over the health effects of ... watch video
Newsy (Sep. 17, 2014) Doctors once thought artificial sweeteners lacked the health risks of sugar, but a new study says they can impact blood sugar levels the same way.
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Washington Post (Feb. 27, 2015) The United States is the world's largest consumer of sugar, and the nation's top nutrition panel recently recommended that Americans cut down on consuming the sweet stuff. So our panelists tested ... watch video
CBC (July 3, 2013) Greenpeace is raising red flags about herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine after it says it found toxic levels of pesticide residues in herb samples bought in Europe and in North ... watch video
AFP (Aug. 22, 2013) It's commonplace in Cameroon for people to buy medicines at the market instead of a pharmacy. But the medication is often fake, out of date or stored in bad condition, turning the pills into toxic ... watch video
AFP (Nov. 21, 2013) Anger is boiling over near Naples after revelations about toxic mafia dumps blamed for rising cancer rates that have prompted accusations the state is ignoring a vast public health ... watch video
July 31, 2015 A new study examines how consuming the concentrated extract of thylakoids found in spinach can reduce hunger and cravings. Thylakoids encourage the release of satiety hormones, which is very ... read more
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July 31, 2015 Babies conceived by women who drink alcohol around the time of conception face dramatically increased risks of type 2 diabetes and obesity in early middle age, a study has ... read more
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July 17, 2015 A single set of genes accounts for approximately 30 percent of person-to-person variance in sweet taste perception, regardless of whether the sweetener is a natural sugar or a non-caloric sugar ... read more
July 10, 2013 More and more Americans are consuming artificial sweeteners as an alternative to sugar, but whether this translates into better health has been heavily debated. A new opinion article reviews ... read more
Feb. 22, 2011 Health Canada's declaration that bisphenol A is a health hazard makes it unique in the world, but it must now follow through with legislation to protect people from exposure. That's the ... read more