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The Allure of Allulose

11 Mar 2022

My first meeting with (3R,4R,5R)-1,3,4,5,6-pentahydroxyhexan-2-one, less formally known as “psicose” or “allulose,” was way back in my graduate school days. I was studying the molecular structure...

Rutabagas and Weight Loss

23 Apr 2021

I’ve judged a lot of science fairs in my life. I’ve seen innumerable baking soda volcanoes, vitamin C analyses and models of the solar system. Usually, the judges’ task is over once the winners are...

Feb. 4, 2021; "A Dose of Science"

4 Feb 2021

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A Life Without Sugar May Be Longer

20 Mar 2017

Who would have guessed that a song by the Guess Who would become a health anthem?...

Avocados and Health

20 Mar 2017

It isn’t a pretty fruit. Its skin looks like something that should be on the back of an alligator. It sometimes is actually called the “alligator pear.” And it has been shunned by some people...

The end of the trans fat debates?

20 Mar 2017

The bloggers are abuzz about a paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine that after reviewing 72 major studies found no relationship between saturated fat intake and heart disease. The reaction was...

Is there any food or beverage that leads to a “negative" calorie balance?

20 Mar 2017

Easy answer. No. There is nothing that can be consumed that causes a greater expenditure of calories than it provides. But advertisers have given the idea a shot. But it wasn’t long before the idea...


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