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NZ Sugar research in New Scientist

John Kerr posted in on January 31st, 2014.

The latest issue of New Scientist features a cover story investigating the health consequences of sugar intake, a hotly debated issue in nutrition circles. A recent study from Dr Lisa Te Morenga and her colleagues from the University of Otago is highlighted in the article (you can read earlier media coverage of the research, collated […]

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Experts on New Zealand Herald coverage of Liggins Institute research

Peter Griffin posted in on February 18th, 2011.

Research co-author Dr Deborah M Sloboda, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Liggins Institute and Deputy Director, National Research Centre for Growth and Development comments on the research: “In our study, Dr Mark Vickers and I examined pregnant rats that were allocated to receive either water or a fructose solution designed to provide 20 percent of caloric […]

Fructose in pregnancy may compromise fetal health

Dacia Herbulock posted in on February 14th, 2011.

Researchers investigating effects of maternal diet on children’s health at the University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute are warning pregnant mums to be aware of how much fructose they consume. Fructose is a type of sugar that naturally occurs in fruit, vegetables and honey — but is increasingly added to a wide range of processed foods, […]

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