The health effects of the sugar in your breakfast cereal

While Jerry Seinfeld, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer and Hugh Grant got top billing, sweet breakfast foods from the 1960s are arguably the real stars of the recent movie "Unfrosted," a comedy loosely based on the invention ...

Medical research

Cure for male pattern baldness given boost by sugar discovery

The key to curing male pattern baldness—a condition that affects up to 50% of men worldwide—could lie in a sugar that naturally occurs in the human body, according to scientists at the University of Sheffield.


'Paleolithic' diets are not without risks, according to study

High-protein diets, known as paleolithic diets, are popular. Using mouse models, scientists at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) have studied their impact. While effective in regulating weight and stabilizing diabetes, these ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Scientists identify interleukin-11 as key driver of aging

An aging population will bring colossal health, social, and economic challenges over the coming decades. As people live longer, staving off the physical decline and frailty that come with age has become a holy grail, with ...


Roche to use AI to help diabetics sleep peacefully

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche said Tuesday it would soon begin marketing a device that uses artificial intelligence to predict possible low blood sugar events during the night and thus help sufferers of diabetes sleep ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Three animals that can detect disease in humans

When it comes to accurately diagnosing a disease, you might think you need expensive, high-tech machinery and equipment capable of looking deep beneath the skin at what's going on in the body. But while these high-tech implements ...

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Sugar (see below for etymology) is a class of edible crystalline substances, mainly sucrose, lactose, and fructose. Human taste buds interpret its flavor as sweet. Sugar as a basic food carbohydrate primarily comes from sugar cane and from sugar beet, but also appears in fruit, honey, sorghum, sugar maple (in maple syrup), and in many other sources. It forms the main ingredient in candy. Excessive consumption of sugar has been associated with increased incidences of type 2 diabetes, obesity and tooth decay.

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