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Girl sticking tongue and holding up cookies to show link between sugar and behavioral disorders

Behavioral Disorders and Excessive Sugar

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / September 6, 2022

People with a genetic predisposition to behavioral disorders had a greater risk of developing them if their diets were high in added sugars.

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Sugar-sweetened drinks

Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Down

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / March 14, 2022

Here’s one bright spot in the American diet: Heavy consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages has decreased in some segments of the population.

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Graphic with several cans of soda to represent need for sugar reductions

Is it Time to Get Tough About Sugar Reductions?

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / December 6, 2021

According to a study, sugar reductions could prevent some cardiovascular disease events, cardiovascular deaths, and diabetes cases.

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Woman tired from low energy to show sugar danger

More Sugar Danger

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / September 27, 2021

Researchers published findings on more sugar danger: surplus sugar may cause our mitochondria to become less efficient, reducing our energy.

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Sugar cubes in a plastic cup to represent excessive sugar in soda

The Shocking Amount of Sugar in Soda

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / September 27, 2021

A report shows that the sugar in soda sold at the 20 top-earning restaurant chains in the U.S exceeds the suggested daily limit of 50 grams.

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Baby drinking sugar in baby formula

Sugar in Baby Formula Causes Weight Gain

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / September 7, 2021

Some mothers turn to bottled formulas to nourish their children. But added sugar in baby formula—like corn syrup—can lead to weight gain.

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Woman with sugary drink

Sugary Drinks and Warning Labels

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / May 10, 2021

Using warning labels on sugary drinks, like soda and sports drinks, has been generally linked to notable reductions in purchases.

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Dietary Guidelines for Americans

April 2021 Question of the Month: Are the Dietary Guidelines for Americans Tough Enough?

By ... / April 5, 2021

Are you satisfied with the 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans? Do you believe this edition missed the mark on alcohol and added sugars?

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Kids require more sugar to detect sweetness

Kids and Sugar Sweetness

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / April 5, 2021

No wonder it can be hard to pry kids away from the candy store; they require more sugar to detect sweetness than adults do.

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Fructose and glucose linked to heart disease

Fructose and Glucose Health Hazards

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / March 8, 2021

Consuming the high-fructose corn syrup appears to be linked to heart disease risk, mainly because it contains both fructose and glucose.

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Inequities in sugary drink ads

January 2021 Question of the Month: Sugary-Drink Ads

By ... / January 11, 2021

Are you troubled by inequity in where sugary drinks are advertised? What do you believe should be done to remedy this disparity?

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