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Artificial sweeteners and glucose intolerance – experts respond

Laura Goodall posted in on September 18th, 2014.

A new study published in Nature suggests that consuming commonly used artificial sweeteners may actually increase the body’s post-meal uptake of sugars and the risk of developing glucose intolerance. The Israeli researchers tested a range of non-caloric artificial sweeteners including saccharin, aspartame and sucralose, often used in diet soft drinks and sugar-free desserts, on mice and and collected data from […]

Concern over increasing diabetes rates

John Kerr posted in on March 4th, 2013.

New research, published in the New Zealand Medical Journal, has highlighted the increasing prevalence of diabetes in New Zealand, and found that the numbers are likely to rise further in the future. The University of Otago study, based on survey and blood sample data from the 2008/2009 NZ Adult Nutrition Survey, estimated that 7% of […]

Kiwi scientists at forefront of cancer fight

Peter Griffin posted in on August 4th, 2011.

From the Otago Daily Times: New Zealand scientists, part of a team which includes researchers at prestigious US university Stanford, today unveiled two advances in the fight against cancer.(read in full) Other coverage Stuff/Dominion Post: New Zealand scientists help starve cancer cells TV3: New drug could reduce side-effects of chemotherapy Scope: Potential anti-cancer therapy starves […]

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