Monthly Archives: March 2013

Study shows tat chewing gum doesn’t lead to weight loss

Contrary to popular diet advice, chewing gum may not help people eat less or lose weight, new research suggests. In fact, the study, published in the April issue of the journal Eating Behaviors, suggests that chewing gum may lead people to eat chips, cookies and candy instead of fruits and veggies. That’s because menthol, the chemical responsible for the minty-fresh flavor of some types of gum makes fruits and veggies taste funny. The chemical change is the same reason why “when you brush your teeth Read More +

Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Linked to Serious Health Problems

Consumption of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages may contribute to hundreds of thousands of deaths around the world, mainly due to Type 2 diabetes, a new study says. The results show sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is linked to 180,000 deaths a year worldwide, including 25,000 deaths a year in the United States, the researchers say. Of the 15 most populated countries, Mexico had the highest rate of death linked to the beverages at 318 yearly deaths per million adults, and Japan had the lowest at 10 yearly deaths Read More +