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Nutrition News Roundup

September 15th, 2008

The stress herb that lowers cholesterol, another body blow for fructose, and a big sigh of relief for popcorn lovers. Here’s a roundup of the latest nutrition research.

Most people are familiar with diabetes and hyperglycemia. After all, both are extremely common. But when you ask most people what diabetes and hyperglycemia really are – even persons who have diabetes or hyperglycemia – it’s clear most people don’t understand either condition.
Because the answer you usually get – “high blood sugar” – isn’t really correct.

The average American adult consumes over 50 grams of it a day, and the average teen over 70 grams. It’s not doing anyone any good,there are plenty of alternatives, yet it’s still used in so many foods and drinks, you’ll have lots of trouble avoiding it completely. Do you know what it is?

Bodybuilders and fitness athletes have known it for a long time; if you want to lose body fat a low-glycemic/high-protein diet is the way to go. So why don’t more overweight people know this and will this approach work for non-athletes too?

Despite the many sources claiming otherwise, there’s just no evidence that creatine is likely to cause muscle cramps, dehydration or damage to the liver and kidneys.

Although it’s a great bodybuilding and sports nutrition supplement, creatine is actually much more than that. Benefits for brain, nervous system and longevity.

Enzyte company founder sentenced on fraud charges. How bad was it? Judge orders 25 years in prison and almost half a billion dollars to be paid back.

Does dietary iron help high blood pressure or make it worse? Depends on the source of the iron.

Yet another study affirms the safety of creatine. Forget what you may have heard, creatine is a safe, natural and very useful way to increase muscular energy and more.

As if Alli’s notorious side-effects weren’t enough, a new study says the fat-blocker may actually promote weight gain.