Nutrition




Editorial: Artificial sweeteners are not all bad!

Editorial: Artificial sweeteners are not all bad!

I am a physician and I have read a lot of articles that vilify artificial sweeteners.  There are plenty of rat studies that suggest that they may be harmful to rodents.  Very few studies have shown any significant form in humans are the recommended dosage.  In fact, I would do a step further and say that there is limited evidence to suggest that nonnutritive sweeteners have any beneficial effects on metabolism, weight, and obesity-related chronic diseases. 

 






Research: Can garcinia cambogia suppress leptin and help with weight loss?

Garcinia Cambogia is likely ineffective.

If you pick up a checkout counter magazine, there is not or listened to Dr. Oz on TV, you know about Garcinia cambogia.   Garcinia cambogia (malabar tamarind, bitter kola) is a herb or supplement that is all the rage for weight loss.  This plant source for this herb is abundantly in the evergreen forests of Konkan in South India.  In fact, I wrote an article about it: Supplements: Garcinia Cambogia Extract.  In this article, I high lighted the risks and suggested that probably safe was not worth the benefit of the mild temporary weight loss.  

 

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