Lots of people develop a "sweet tooth," especially after consuming lots of sugar-based foods. The mechanism for this has long eluded researchers. A research team think they have identified the source: a hormone produced by the liver.
Ever wondered why kids can eat lots and lots of sweets without any ill effects? Noting at the same time that older people have problems coping with the sugar rush? Buck Institute researchers have an answer.
The answer to this question could simply be because sweets are simply tasty; however the answer is more complicated than that. It comes down, apparently, to pressures from society and the attitudes of parents.
If there is one thing I love about the holidays, it is all the sweets laid out on bright colored trays and dishes. And if there is one thing I despise at the holidays, it is that tempting desire to try every last one.
Who doesn't love Halloween candy? Kids and grown ups alike. Enough said. But, if less than healthy ingredients hidden in common packaged foods has you concerned as a parent, fret not. There are a lot of creative (and healthy) options to try.
Beekeepers in Alsace in eastern France had a nasty surprise recently after discovering their bees were producing honey in shades of blue, green and chocolate brown. The source of the problem was traced to a nearby Mars factory producing M&M's sweets.
The authorities in Rome, concerened with the thousands of pieces of chewing gum discarded onto the streets and stuck onto buildings, have launched a volunteer-based drive to clean up the city and remove the unsightly, sticky blobs.
A summer favourite often found in pies and on sundae treats now has a new purpose. Researchers have found in follow-up studies that tart cherries have significant health benefits in animal models including reduced belly fat.
Just because it was 3 a.m. didn't stop Max McGrath of the UK when he had a sweets craving. The adventurous three-year-old boy dressed in his pajamas and his big brother's shoes and set off for the store 1.5 miles away.
What was once known as the "posh man's ailment" or gout as we also know it has now been linked to a too high intake of sugary drinks and some fruits. The link has come at a time when cases of the joint disease is on the increase