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Category: Splenda

100% Fruit Juices and Risk of Cancer

April 16, 2020 8:54 pm

We have talked about the excess free calorie that is present with fruit juices. Now there is proven research article demonstrating the connection between surgary drinks and the increased risk of cancer. This study

This study is significant for a number of reasons: It is a very large study with over a 100,000 subjects studied. Furthermore, it was specifically looking for association between nutrition and health.

The conclusion of this research article is self explanatory. Eliminating or cutting down high sugary drinks is an easy way of reducing cancer risk factors. The study also states that there were no identifiable association between the artificial sweeteners and cancer risks. However, this conclusion was not statistically significant. The relationship between sweeteners and cancer have been studied extensively in the past and we’ve shared several of them.

“Gas problem”

March 25, 2011 3:15 am

Following the Duodenal Switch operation, patients will have more frequent flatulence. The problem can get worse with specific dietary choices. A very simple way of looking at this would be that, in general, Carbohydrates contribute to gas and the fat contributes to causing loose bowel movements. There is a significant overlap and one has to remember that they often accompany each other.
In the majority of cases, when a patient is having a significant “gas problem,” a close investigation of the diet usually identifies the condition. The most frequent culprit is carbohydrates (breads, pasta, etc.). Special attention should also be given to Gluten in other food products. Carbonation should also be avoided. Other less obvious contributing factors may include artificial sweeteners (Splenda). Milk-Lactose can also cause significant gas. If the dietary sources of the “gas problem” have been eliminated, probiotics should then be considered. There is very little published scientific data on this subject that I am aware of. Wasserberg et.al, from The University of Southern California in 2008, published “Bowel Habits after Gastric Bypass Versus the Duodenal Switch Operation”. They concluded: “…Although duodenal switch is associated with more bowel episodes than gastric bypass, the difference is not statistically significant. Bowel habits are similar in patients who achieve 50% estimated body weight loss with duodenal switch surgery or gastric bypass.”
Ara Keshishian, MD, FACS, FASMBS