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Study supports low-calorie sweeteners as way to help prevent, manage diabetes

BY Alaric DeArment

ATLANTA — Low-calorie sweeteners can be used to prevent and manage Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

The study, conducted by a group of researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine and published in the summer 2013 issue of the journal U.S. Endocrinology, examined the role between excess weight gain and management and prevention of Type 2 diabetes from available literature.

The study found that replacing added sugars with low-calorie sweeteners can reduce the rise in blood-glucose levels and aid in controlling weight and that the sweeteners don’t affect weight gain because they have no adverse effects on insulin and hormone levels. They also can benefit dental health and be used to manage high blood-sugar in people who don’t have Type 2 diabetes.

"This review adds to the growing body of scientific evidence suggesting that low-calorie sweeteners can play an important role in the management of diabetes," Calorie Control Council president Haley Curtis Stevens said; the council is an association of manufacturers of low-calorie, sugar-free, reduced-fat and "light" foods and beverages. "Foods and beverages sweetened with low-calorie sweeteners offer lower-calorie alternatives that can be important tools in the fight against obesity and diabetes."


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J.Jefferson-Loveday says:
Jun-12-2013 12:46 pm

Full article is freely available for pdf download at dedicated website of US Endocrinology- http://www.touchendocrinology.com/articles/role-low-calorie-sweeteners-diabetes

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Sephora to carry Flash&Go Freedom hair-removal device in select store locations

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Sephora recently solidified its partnership with Silk’n to add the Silk’n Flash&Go Freedom hair-removal device to select stores nationwide, the manufacturer announced.

The beauty retailer will carry a next generation Silk’n product — the Freedom — in 40 retail locations from coast to coast, with plans to expand into additional locations this year.
 
“After launching in Sephora four years ago, the partnership has continued to blossom,” stated Scott Lyon, VP of sales for Silk’n. “In honor of our long-lasting commitment to the Sephora business, we are thrilled to develop a revolutionary product for their exclusive customer.”
 
Results come with minimal discomfort as compared to waxing or professional treatments and the ergonomic design allows users to target any area, the manufacturer stated. The light-based device offers long-term hair removal results on the face and body, as well as sensitive or smaller areas.

Flash&Go Freedom uses FDA-cleared Home Pulsed Light technology to remove unwanted hair. The device is priced at $299.
 


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Kiss My Face develops new sun care products

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Kiss My Face is gearing up for summer with the recent launch of its newest sun care products that utilize natural mineral sun blocking agents, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to provide full UVA and UVB protection while natural botanicals add to the skin saving benefits, the company stated.

The latest sun care products include:

SPRAYS

  • Sport Spray SPF 50 ($15.99): This ultra, sweat-resistant spray is designed for active people who want maximum protection from UVA and UVB rays;
  • Sun Spray Lotion SPF 30 ($15.95): Combining natural mineral zinc oxide with other sunscreens, this product protects against UVA and UVB rays and is water resistant and fragrance free;
  • Sun Spray Oil SPF 30 ($12.95): This oil-based sunscreen offers fragrance-free UVA and UVB protection that’s water resistant.

   
LOTIONS

  • Sun Screen SPF 18 with Oat Protein Complex ($11.95): The all-natural mineral sun block helps fight damaging free radicals and is water resistant and fragrance free;
  • Sun Screen SPF 30 with Oat Protein Complex ($12.95): Oat protein protects and soothes skin, reducing irritation;
  • Natural Mineral SPF 40 ($16.99): This all-natural mineral sun block blends in clear and contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, providing full protection against UVA and UVB rays.


FACE

  • Face Factor SPF 30 and SPF 50 for Face and Neck ($12.95 and $13.95): Green tea extract, peptides and licorice extract help fight free radicals, stimulate collagen production and help reduce the signs of aging;
  • Hot Spots SPF 30 ($8.95): Made with certified organic ingredients including beeswax, coconut oil and aloe, this sunscreen is ideal for those delicate facial areas that need extra protection from the sun such as ears, brow, lips, nose and cheeks;
  • Kiss My Face Sport Lip Balm SPF 30 ($3.49): The lip balm is made with natural beeswax, coconut oil, vitamin E and shea butter to soothe, smooth and protect lips, offering UVA and UVB protection all day.

KIDS

  • Kids Natural Mineral Sunblock SPF 30 ($14.99): Natural mineral sunscreen for fun in the sun; gluten free and biodegradable;
  • Kids Sun Stick SPF 30 ($10.99): This 100% natural mineral sun block works for children’s lips, nose, cheeks and ears and is available in blue, white and pink.

 

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