Sugar substitutes may cut calories, but don’t offer health benefits for individuals with obesity: York U study

TORONTO, May 24, 2016 — Artificial sweeteners help individuals with obesity to cut calories and lose weight but may have negative health effects, according to researchers at York University’s Faculty of Health. “Our study shows that individuals with obesity who consume artificial sweeteners, particularly aspartame, may have worse glucose management than those who don’t take […]

York U invention promises rapid detection of E. coli in water

TORONTO, May 17, 2016 – Tragedies like the E. coli outbreak in Ontario’s Walkerton in May 2000 could be averted today with a new invention by researchers at York University that can detect the deadly contaminant in drinking water early. “We have developed a hydrogel based rapid E. coli detection system that will turn red […]