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March 2, 2012

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Palatability, Satiety and Calorie Intake

by Daren
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Stephan Guyenet discusses a study titled “A Satiety Index of Common Foods” by Dr. SHA Holt and colleagues. This study, along with many others, suggests that focusing on simple foods that have a lower energy density leads to greater fullness and less subsequent food intake, and conversely that highly palatable energy-dense foods promote excessive food intake.  Potatoes, sweet […]

February 23, 2012

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Is Sugar Fattening?

by Daren
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A very informative post by  Stephan Guyenet on the different types of sugar and how our bodies react to them. Here are the take-home points from this post: Sugar, including fructose, is not inherently fattening relative to other calorie sources, and unrefined sugar is compatible with fat loss in the context of simple whole food diets. Sugar […]

January 26, 2012

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The Effects Of 2 Common Sweeteners On The Body

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Study comparing short-term effects of sucrose and HFCS. Both HFCS and sucrose have historically been considered to have nearly identical effects on the body. But this study finds that indeed there is a difference between the two. They found that the makeup of the sugars resulted in differences in how much fructose was absorbed into […]


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