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Favorably Reviewed by: The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) If you have gestational diabetes, you’re not alone. An estimated 4 percent of pregnant American women—or about 135,000 cases—are diagnosed with this condition each year, according to the American Diabetes Association....
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BACKGROUND Sugar alcohols or polyols, as they are also called, are sugar replacers and have a long history of use in a wide variety of foods. Recent technical advances have added to the range of sugar alcohols available for food use and expanded the applications of these sugar replacers in diet...
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Acesulfame potassium is a calorie-free sweetener that has been used in foods and beverages around the world for 15 years. The ingredient, which is 200 times sweeter than sugar, has been used in numerous foods in the United States since 1988. In the U.S., it is used in such products as candies,...
Guidelines & Regulations
The International Food Information Council Foundation has developed a Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)-approved continuing professional education (CPE) online program on the subject of low-calorie sweeteners. If you are a registered dietitian or a dietetic technician, registered, simply...
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What Is Benzene? Benzene is a colorless, flammable chemical that can be formed from natural occurrences such as volcanoes and forest fires and also from human-linked sources such as auto exhaust and gasoline vapors; thus, it is ubiquitous in the atmosphere.   Why Can Benzene Be Found in Beverages?...
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PDF Version The sustainability of our everyday actions is becoming more important as we plan for a changing global climate and an increasing global population. One area in particular that receives a large amount of attention is agriculture. In fact, Congress first recognized the concept of...
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Amidst a year of heightened media attention on food concerns, awareness and perception of plant biotechnology remain stable, with few consumer concerns about usage in food. While awareness of animal biotechnology also remains stable in 2007, overall impressions, reactions to benefits, and purchase...

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