Now a campaign to debunk myth about sugar

As obesity and sugar related problems are faced by a huge number of people, a new campaign has been launched to inform and educate people about sugar and the role it can play as part of a healthy balanced diet.

Four myths about corn you should stop believing

There is nothing like sinking your teeth in a crisp cob of sweet corn. But few myths keep people away from the vegetable and it is time to know the truth.

Injection to control diabetes without side effects

Dealing with diabetes could soon be a lot easier as researchers have developed an injection that can restore blood sugar levels to normal for more than two days without any side effects.

Low sugar and salt in food products becoming more popular than low and no-fat

Researchers have claimed that more than 50 per cent of consumers are interested in products with reduced levels of salt and sugar.

Speculation responsible for sugar price rise: Paswan

With sugar prices rising after the Centre rolled out incentives for the industry, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today blamed the increase on market speculation and said surplus stocks will help stabilise rates.

Caffeine`s safety concerns increase with energy drinks gaining popularity

New questions regarding the safety of caffeine for consumers has been recently raised as the caffeine-containing energy drinks have surged in popularity.

Adolescents` brains process sugar differently than adults`: Study

A new study has revealed that adolescent brains process sugar differently than adult brains.

Sugar slips on subdued demand

Both the varieties of sugar prices slipped at the Vashi wholesale market here today due to subdued demand from stockist and retailers.

Soda drinkers may be consuming more fructose than labels claim

A new study has revealed soda consumers may be getting a much higher dose of the harmful sugar fructose than they have been led to believe.

Some low-fat foods may trick you on calorie intake

Do you often opt for low-calorie food to shed some extra kilos? This may stun you: New research reveals some low-fat foods actually have more calories than regular food - owing to added sugars.

Sugar may singularly be culprit behind heart diseases

Researchers have uncovered evidence that sugar has a direct effect on risk factors for heart disease, and is likely to impact on blood pressure, independent of weight gain.

We have cut back on sugar, says Rita Wilson

Actress Rita Wilson says her family has cut back a lot on sugar following husband Tom Hanks` Type II diabetes diagnosis last year.

New documentary targeting obesity says sugar, not fat the real enemy

A new documentary looks at the global problem of surging human obesity rates and obesity-related diseases.

What to eat, what not

Get your diet chart right for a healthier and happier you.

Sugar to substitute oil in fuel production?

Plastic, gasoline, rubber - a lot of everyday items are based on oil. But as this raw material is becoming increasingly scarce, scientists now plan to produce isobutene - a basic chemical used in the chemical industry from sugar and not from oil.

Kids who prefer sweet food also have tendency to like salty dishes

Scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center have found that kids who most prefer high levels of sweet tastes also most prefer high levels of salt taste and that, in general, children prefer sweeter and saltier tastes than adults do.

Sugar to power smart phones for 10 days!

Heard of a battery that consumes sugar and can run your smart phone for 10 days? This bio-battery may soon become a reality.

Know the danger of hidden sugar in processed foods

The food industry is adding more and more sugar to food which consumers are largely unaware of as it is mostly hidden, warns research.

Sugar contents in fruit juice increases risk of diabetes

A new study has revealed that fruit juice could be as bad for you as fizzy drinks as it increases the risk of diabetes.

Consumption of added sugar linked to death from cardiovascular disease

Researchers have used national health survey data to examine added sugar consumption as a percentage of daily calories and to estimate association between consumption and cardiovascular disease (CVD).