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  • Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain

    10/25/2011 8:59:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 103 replies ^ | March 22, 2010; 10:00 a.m. | by Hilary Parker
    A Princeton University research team has demonstrated that all sweeteners are not equal when it comes to weight gain: Rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same. In addition to causing significant weight gain in lab animals, long-term consumption of high-fructose corn syrup also led to abnormal increases in body fat, especially in the abdomen, and a rise in circulating blood fats called triglycerides. The researchers say the work sheds light on the factors contributing to obesity trends in the United...
  • FBI investigating 8 threatening letters with white powder at federal offices around Alabama

    01/04/2010 12:16:04 PM PST · by JustPiper · 49 replies · 3,138+ views ^ | 1-4-10 | Breaking News
    Federal agents are now investigating reports of possibly eight threatening letters with a white substance in at least four Alabama cities this morning, an FBI official confirmed. Angela Tobon, media spokesperson for the Mobile FBI, said the letters were all mailed to federal offices and "are all the same ...white powder with threatening letters," she said.
  • Rep. Kaptur gets $3.5 billion sweetener in climate bill (A-O-Way-To-Go-Ohio)

    07/01/2009 6:47:52 AM PDT · by library user · 14 replies · 1,111+ views
    Wash. Times ^ | July 1, 2009 | by Edward Felker
    ~ EXCERPT ~ When House Democratic leaders were rounding up votes Friday for the massive climate-change bill, they paid special attention to their colleagues from Ohio who remained stubbornly undecided. They finally secured the vote of one Ohioan, veteran Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Toledo, the old-fashioned way. They gave her what she wanted - a new federal power authority, similar to Washington state's Bonneville Power Administration, stocked with up to $3.5 billion in taxpayer money available for lending to renewable energy and economic development projects in Ohio and other Midwestern states.
  • A fruit that tricks the tongue

    05/28/2008 11:47:14 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 27 replies · 71+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 28 May 2008, 2317 hrs IST | Patrick Farrell & Kassie Bracken
    Carrie Dashow dropped a large dollop of lemon sorbet into a glass of Guinness, stirred, drank and proclaimed that it tasted like a "chocolate shake". Nearby, Yuka Yoneda tilted her head back as her boyfriend, Albert Yuen, drizzled Tabasco sauce onto her tongue. She swallowed and considered the flavor: "Doughnut glaze, hot doughnut glaze!" They were among 40 or so people who tasted under the influence of a small red berry called miracle fruit. The berry rewires the way the palate perceives sour flavors for an hour or so, rendering lemons as sweet as candy. The miracle fruit, Synsepalum dulcificum,...
  • Artificial sweetener tied to weight gain

    02/10/2008 9:22:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 110 replies · 2,101+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | February 11, 2008 | Reuters
    USING an artificial, no-calorie sweetener rather than sugar may make it tougher, not easier, to lose weight, US researchers said today. Scientists at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, studied rats that were fed food with the artificial sweetener saccharin and rats fed food with glucose, a natural sugar. In comparison to rats given yogurt sweetened with glucose, those that ate yogurt sweetened with saccharin went on to consume more calories and put on more weight and body fat. The researchers said sweet foods may prompt the body to get ready to take in a lot of calories, but when...
  • The African Connection:Rep. Jefferson and Joe Wilson

    07/25/2006 8:44:51 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 72 replies · 2,731+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 7/25/06 | Clarice Feldman
    The documents seized in the FBI raid on the offices of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) remain unread by Justice Department investigators, pending a federal Appeals Court ruling scheduled for August 27. [snip] But we already know a bit about the charges and some of the alleged partners of Congressman Jefferson. Two people have pleaded guilty to bribing him.
  • Study: Artificial sweetener may disrupt body's ability to count calories

    06/30/2004 10:36:17 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 53 replies · 682+ views
    Purdue News ^ | 6/29/04
    Choosing a diet soft drink over a regular, sugar-packed beverage may not be the best way to fight obesity, according to new research from Purdue University. But the researchers said this doesn't mean you should grab a regularly sweetened soft drink instead. Susan Swithers and Terry Davidson Download photo caption below Professor Terry Davidson and associate professor Susan Swithers, both in the Department of Psychological Sciences, found that artificial sweeteners may disrupt the body's natural ability to "count" calories based on foods' sweetness. This finding may explain why increasing numbers of people in the United States lack the natural ability...
  • Corn Refiners Condemn Mexican Senate Vote to Renew Sweetener Tax

    01/12/2004 8:10:41 PM PST · by allodialman · 9 replies · 163+ views
    CORN REFINERS ASSOCIATION ^ | December 29, 2003 | Audrae Erickson
    WASHINGTON, DC – The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) today condemned the vote by the Mexican Senate on December 27 to maintain the 20% tax on soft drinks made with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). “It is now a certainty that the Mexican soda tax will remain in place following the recent vote of the Mexican Senate. It is unacceptable that this discriminatory tax has shut down production of HFCS in Mexico and U.S. HFCS exports for two full years,” said CRA President Audrae Erickson. “We urge a speedy conclusion of the on-going U.S.-Mexican private sector efforts to bring about a...
  • Nutrasweet: The Nutrapoison

    07/04/2003 11:08:54 AM PDT · by hardhead · 137 replies · 549+ views
    Deep Politics ^ | Alex Constantine
    NutraSweet: The NutraPoison by Alex Constantine "I recognized my two selves: a crusading idealist and a cold, granitic believer in the law of the jungle." Edgar Monsanto Queeny, Monsanto chairman, 1943-63, The Spirit of Enterprise, 1934. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The FDA is ever mindful to refer to aspartame, widely known as NutraSweet, as a "food additive"-never a "drug." A "drug" on the label of a Diet Coke might discourage the consumer. And because aspartame is classified a food additive, adverse reactions are not reported to a federal agency, nor is continued safety monitoring required by law.1 NutraSweet is a non-nutritive sweetener. The...