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Food groups and risk of weight gain

24 / 04 / 19

Which food groups are associated with risk of overweight? ..


Effects of increased added sugar intake on appetite

14 / 03 / 19

A systematic review on the effect of increased added sugar intake on appetite among overweight or obese adults..


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…..


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…..


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…..


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..


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..


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…..


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?..


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...


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..


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? ..


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…..


Trends in adult BMI from 1975 to 2014

27 / 07 / 16

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


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...


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

01 / 03 / 16

A systematic review of human and animal studies..


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...


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...


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...


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? ..


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..


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? ..


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. ..