Are Artificial Sweeteners Really Better For Diabetics? New Study Suggests No
Artificial sweeteners and diet sodas (which contain artificial sweeteners) may seem like the lesser of two evils for diabetics monitoring their sugar levels, but a new study shows that those pastel pink, yellow and blue packets may actually lead to type 2 diabetes.
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An Israeli study published in the journal Nature found that artificial sweeteners altered bacteria in the intestines, leading to glucose intolerance and raised blood sugar.
Researchers studied noncaloric aspartame, saccharin and sucralose first on mice. The mice treated with the sugar substitutes experienced higher blood sugar levels compared to the mice that received water or water with regular sugar.