Sugar triggers dopamine "hits" in the brain, making us crave more of it. Sugar also disrupts memory formation.
People with a sweet tooth can (partly) blame their genes for their sugar habit. New research shows how the brain also gets involved.
The brain is a glucose-hungry organ. If this energy supply is disrupted, it can impair and even damage brain cells.
A recent study found Australian soft drinks had higher concentrations of glucose than US soft drinks, which had more fructose. Does this mean Australian drinks are worse for health than US drinks?
The discovery by researchers at Yale University that the brain is capable of converting glucose into fructose may lead to changes in how we target neurological complications in diabetes.
If only it were as simple as sweetness.
There are solar-power sea slugs, so why haven't humans mastered the art of photosynthesis?
Eating less sugar isn't enough to stop glucose-hungry cancer cells but new research points the way to how we might starve them to death.
"Hangry" is an amalgam of hungry and angry that describes the distinct grumpiness that some people experience when they haven't eaten for a while. Ring a bell?
For decades, a low fat and sugar free diet were key to controlling type 2 diabetes. Now, new data shows a diet high in protein and healthy fats has better outcomes for the disease.
A genetic deficiency in males has been shown to encourage the onset of a common type of liver cancer and type 2 diabetes…
Researchers have developed a sensor able to monitor Nitric oxide in living animals for more than a year, providing insights…
A new synthetic metabolic pathway has been created to more efficiently break down glucose, potentially leading to an increase…