Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Carbohydrate Nutrition News


September 8, 2016 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

New Resources: Sugar Beyond Sweetness

Sugar is widely used in cooking and baking recipes due to its versatile functionality....

September 8, 2016 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

A closer look at a recent debate on sugars at the World Diabetes Congress

The August 2016 issue of Canadian Journal of Diabetes included two separate commentaries by Dr. Robert Lustig, MD (University of California, San Francisco, USA) and Dr. John Sievenpiper, MD, PhD (University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital, Canada) on the subject of sugar and diabetes. The articles summarize the points...

May 18, 2016 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Recent Research on Sugars-Related Topics

Please enjoy these reviews of three recent high quality research studies on topics we think you may find relevant and useful....

April 8, 2016 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

New CSI Digital Resources - “Sugar 101”

What is sugar? Does it differ from other types of sugars? How is sugar broken down and used by the body?...

March 22, 2016 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Updated: Resources to Help Develop and Improve Food Skills

Food skills are a complex, interrelated, person-centred set of skills that help encourage healthy eating by “providing individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to plan, purchase and prepare safe, nutritious and culturally acceptable foods and healthy meals for all household members (1, 2)....

March 10, 2016 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

CSI Presented Research at CIFST in Burnaby, BC (February 22-23, 2016)

The CSI Manager of Nutrition & Scientific Affairs, Dr. Flora Wang, conducted an oral presentation at the 2016 Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) conference in Burnaby, BC on February 23, 2016....

February 18, 2016 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Archived Webinar Now Available - Beyond Sweetness: The Functional Roles of Sugar in Foods and the Challenges in Replacing/Reducing It

Did you know that sugar (sucrose) added to foods provides many functions besides imparting a sweet taste?...

December 7, 2015 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

A review of sugar consumption from nationally representative dietary surveys across the world

A recent publication by Newens et al. reviewed dietary intake of sugars across the globe using nationally representative dietary surveys conducted in 18 countries between 1995 and 2012....

November 23, 2015 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

New Resource: Frequently Asked Questions about Carbohydrates and Type 2 Diabetes

Carbohydrate consumption and metabolism in relation to glycemic control is one of the most important topics for people with diabetes....

October 29, 2015 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Recent un-controlled intervention study by Lustig RH et al. unable to assess Calorie-independent effect of fructose on metabolism among obese youth.

A non-controlled intervention trial was conducted by Lustig et al. among a small group (n=43) of Latino- and African-American youth (aged 8-18) who were obese, had high habitual sugars intakes, and had at least one other co-morbidity for metabolic syndrome (e.g. hypertension, hypertriglyceridemia, impaired fasting glucose, hyperinsulinemia)....