Jan 16, 2014 — Why does sugar leave our brains crying, "More! More! More!"? A neuroscientist and research psychologist who studies sugar addiction breaks it down for us in a clever new TED-Ed video.
Jan 9, 2014 — Over the last few years, scientists who study the way food influences our brains and bodies have been moving toward a consensus that sugar is addictive. We've rounded up their tips on how to conquer cravings for one of nature's most pleasurable substances.
Nov 23, 2013 — The anti-poverty group Oxfam is asking Pepsi's shareholders to approve a resolution that, if passed, would force the company to disclose its sugar suppliers and investigate whether those suppliers are implicated in "land grabs" that unfairly take land from the poor.
Oct 25, 2013 — New data suggest that even modest increases in blood sugar among people in their 50s, 60s and 70s can have a negative influence on memory. To control blood sugar, what you eat is important.
Aug 23, 2013 — Forceful voices, like that of pediatric endocrinologist Robert Lustig, insist that eating sugar is highly toxic. More moderate voices from science aren't so sure that's the case. Barbara J. King offers her own view of the ongoing controversy about diet, health and obesity.
Mar 1, 2013 — Robert Lustig, a physician and anti-sugar crusader, found in a new study that countries where people have easy access to sugar are more likely to see a rise in diabetes. But skeptics say that sugar's not the only culprit.
Jan 16, 2013 — Adults who upped their intake of sugary foods or drinks gained about a pound a year, a study found. But the researchers say it's impossible to say how much cutting back sugar would reduce obesity because sugar's not the only problem.
Oct 18, 2012 — Some food companies are using the term "evaporated cane juice" on their ingredients list instead of sugar. But the Food and Drug Administration says the term can mislead consumers into thinking it's not sugar, and has advised companies not to use it.
May 30, 2012 — The FDA ruled that changing the name high fructose corn syrup to "corn sugar" would cause confusion. Makers of corn syrup say their product has unfairly received a bad rap and had asked the agency to allow the change almost two years ago.
Feb 7, 2012 — A tax proposal on the table in Massachusetts could discourage sugar consumption a bit by making sugary foods more expensive. But outside Massachusetts, surveys show that a majority of taxpayers oppose the idea of a "sin tax" on soda and candy.