Artificial Sweeteners May Have the Opposite Effect They’re Supposed To

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Breaking new scientific research emerged last week that showed that the consumption of artificial sweeteners may actually lead to more obesity and diabetes, two things that are just what many people use artificial sweeteners to avoid or minimize. The way they do this is not what you might expect – it’s through the bacteria that lives in our intestines. In the study, consumption of artificial sweeteners led to a change in the bacterial composition of volunteers’ intestines in such a way that the bacteria reacted to the chemical sweeteners by secreting substances that then provoked an inflammatory response similar to sugar overdose, promoting changes in the body’s ability to utilize sugar (aka glucose intolerance). Read more in the article below by Science Daily

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