New Artificial Sweetener Study Suggests They Could Contribute To Diabetes

They also examined the impact of both on vascular health and how the substances affect the lining of blood vessels. He further added that according to our research, both artificial sweeteners and sugar are related to high diabetes and obesity. The study found that among dozens of studies with over 400,000 participants, consumption of artificial sweeteners was positively associated with weight gain and diabetes.

The jury is still out on which is worse for health, sugar or artificial sweeteners, but these recent findings reflect what other experts have been saying in recent months. Last year, a study claimed drinks with artificial sweeteners could increase a person's risk of dementia or stroke. The studies were conducted in rats and cell cultures.

Evidence is building that zero-calorie sweeteners are more harmful than helpful when it comes to America's obesity and diabetes epidemic, with new research announced supporting a direct link between the sugar substitute and negative health effects.

Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University believe that zero-calorie sweeteners could change the way the body metabolizes fat and gets its energy, Newsweek reported.

Three weeks later, researchers found significant differences in the concentration of biochemicals, fats and amino acids in blood samples compared with sugar.

When Dr. Hoffman, Ronan, and Hapsula investigated the biochemical changes in the body due to artificial sweeteners, the results were contrary to popular belief, detailed Forbes.

The study was presented on April 22 at the American Physiological Society's annual meeting, during the Experimental Biology 2018 meeting in San Diego.

Also, the sweetener acesulfame potassium was found to slowly build up in the body.

But a new set of research indicates that the artificial sweeteners bring with them some similar risks of the those very health conditions - but in a different metabolic pathway. It is well known that high dietary sugar was linked to negative health outcomes and the study suggested artificial sweeteners did, too.

"It happens because artificial sweeteners are anywhere from a few hundred to thirteen thousand times as sweet as regular sugar and it sends signals once it hits the tongue to the brain to make you hungry, to slow your metabolism, and to store calories", says Dr. Mark Hyman. The key here is not about which sugar is better, it's about consuming them with moderation.

Sugar is the enemy, but so are those sugar replacements (allegedly).

  • Aubrey Nash