Artificial sweetener might make you fat, sick: Study


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Artificial sweetener might make you fat, sick: Study
Eddie Chau
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Published:
March 15, 2020
Updated:
March 15, 2020 4:49 PM EDT
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You might think twice before sweetening your cup of coffee with a packet of Splenda.
Consuming the artificial sweetener sucralose –found in brands such as Splenda, Sukrana, Zerocal and SucraPlus — with carbohydrates can turn a normally healthy person into one with high blood sugar levels, according to a study by Yale researchers which was published in the journal Cell Metabolism.
Sucralose can be found as an ingredient in thousands of products — from baked goods to condiments. And almost all of them have carbs in them as well.
The Yale researchers noted while their findings have yet to be replicated in other studies, they do raise eyebrows about artificial sweeteners and how they contribute to weight gain and overall health.
The study looked at 60 healthy people and separated them into three different groups: one that drank regular-sized drinks containing about two packets of sweetener; another that consumed a drink sweetened with table sugar; and a third that drank a beverage with artificial sweetener as well as a carb called, maltodextrin.
According to the study, maltodextrin molecules don’t bind to taste receptors in the mouth and are really hard to detect. While the sensation of the third group’s drink was the same to the group with the sweetener-only drink, only the group consuming the carbohydrate showed great adverse health effects.
Researchers noted while the sweetener on its own was fine, it changed when combined with a carb.
After consuming seven drinks over a two-week period, the once healthy group of people became glucose intolerant — a condition in which glucose levels are elevated in the bloodstream, putting people at risk for diabetes.
These findings came on the heels of another study published in JAMA Internal Medicine which concluded that drinking two or more glasses of artifically-sweetened pop each day increased the likelihood of death from circulatory diseases.
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The Washington Post reported a different study published in 2008 by Purdue University noted sweeteners alone could yield weight gain, higher blood pressure, and increased chance of diabetes, heart disease and stroke in rats.
http://cell.com/cell-metabolism/full...131(20)30057-7
http://washingtonpost.com/business/2...new-study-says
http://torontosun.com/life/food/arti...fat-sick-study
 
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1. "findings have yet to be replicated"
2. sample of 60 people
3. WAPO

Three fails.
 
Avro52
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If you put sugar or cream in your coffee you aren't drinking coffee.