Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Carbohydrate Nutrition News


January 29, 2018 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Does Reformulation and Product Innovation Result in a Healthier Food Supply?

There is increasing consumer awareness and interest in healthier products, which in turn may prompt the food industry to innovate and reformulate products to meet changing consumer needs....

December 12, 2017 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Estimated Sugars Content of Diets that Follow Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide

Health Canada’s Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion recently published an article “Estimating the Sugars Content of Diets that Follow Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide” in the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research....

November 2, 2017 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Are foods and beverages reduced in sugars also reduced in Calories?

Consumers and health professionals alike often expect that foods and beverages higher in free or added sugars are also higher in calories, and that reformulation to reduce sugars will result in a similar reduction of products' calorie contents....

October 24, 2017 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Clarifying media coverage of a recent study on sugars and cancer

A new study examining how glucose is processed for energy in yeast and cancer cells was recently published in Nature Communications. Not surprisingly, the study received heightened media attention since the press release for the study stated, “Scientists reveal the relationship between sugar and cancer”....

June 27, 2017 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

New release from Statistics Canada: Canadian Community Health Survey 2015 reports changes in nutrient intakes among Canadians compared to 2004

On June 20th Statistics Canada released the report Canadian Community Health Survey-Nutrition: Nutrient intakes from food and nutritional supplements....

June 5, 2017 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

How much sugars do Canadians consume?

Last week, Statistics Canada released the loss-adjusted food availability data for 2016 (CANSIM)....

March 29, 2017 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Recent Research on Front-of-Package Labels

Health Canada is currently proposing mandatory front-of-package (FOP) labelling on prepackaged foods, aiming to provide quick and easy guidance to encourage consumers to make informed choices and encourage food industry to reformulate and innovate....

February 16, 2017 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Critical Reviews of Gary Taubes’ “The Case Against Sugar”

Gary Taubes, an American investigative journalist, released his latest book “The Case Against Sugar” on December 27, 2016. In it, Taubes uses storytelling techniques to present his case that sugar is the principal cause of chronic diseases....

January 13, 2017 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

CSI Review of New Descriptive Study on Added Sugars in Packaged Foods and Beverages at a Major Canadian Retailer

On January 12, 2017, researchers from Public Health Ontario and University of Waterloo published a descriptive analysis of added sugars in packaged foods and beverages available at one major Canadian grocery chain....

November 24, 2016 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Future Research Needs and Priorities on Sugars and Health

On November 4th, 2016, the Canadian Institute of Health Research Institute of Nutrition Metabolism and Diabetes (CIHR-INMD) announced a partnership with Health Canada, sponsoring research projects investigating the relationship between sugars and health. More information and application deadline are available here....