Sugar substitutes may cut calories, but no health benefits for individuals with obesity

Posted by on May 24, 2016 6:47 pm
Categories: health

A new study had individuals report their diet over the previous 24 hours, after which they were categorized as consumers of artificial sweeteners (aspartame or saccharin), or high or low consumers of natural sugars (sugar or fructose). Diabetes risk was measured as the ability to manage blood sugars using an oral glucose tolerance test. Results showed that those who used artificial sweeteners, particularly aspartame, may have worse glucose management than those who don’t take sugar substitutes

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