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Fructose Detected in Breastmilk and is Linked to Risk for Obesity in Infants

By Michael and Emily Some of our latest work, published in the journal Nutrients, provides new insights into how fructose in the diet of a nursing mother can be passed on to her baby through breastmilk. And this secondhand fructose, though small in quantity, can increase risk for obesity in the developing baby. Interestingly, newborns are … Continue reading Fructose Detected in Breastmilk and is Linked to Risk for Obesity in Infants

Anna’s Story: How cutting down on sugar transformed her daughter’s tastes and behavior

This week, a story ran on BBC about Anna Larsson, a mom in Sweden who posted on Facebook about her five year old daughter and sugar, and it went viral, with 2,400 likes and 1,600 shares and counting. We connected with Anna to hear more about her experiences. Here is a version of her original … Continue reading Anna’s Story: How cutting down on sugar transformed her daughter’s tastes and behavior

Skip the Struggle over Sweets: How to work with your child to reduce sugar, gradually

by Emily and Michael It’s a scenario that many of us parents know well: our children want more sweet foods and drinks than we think they should have. It can be hard to set limits, especially if your child tends to whine, beg, or complain. And you don’t want to be that type of parent … Continue reading Skip the Struggle over Sweets: How to work with your child to reduce sugar, gradually