Artificial sweeteners same as a glass of water: researchers

The research was conducted in the discipline of medicine at the University of Adelaide in response to previous studies showing artificial sweeteners may have negative impacts such as leading to fat storage.

The study in 10 healthy volunteers showed that oral administration of the artificial sweeteners sucralose and acesulfame potassium had no effect on blood glucose, plasma insulin, glucagon-like peptide 1 concentrations or glucose response.

The response to the two artificial sweeteners in each subject was the same as drinking a glass of water.

Study author Dr Richard Young, senior post-doctoral