Mixed response to artificial sweeteners and glucose intolerance research
However, the study’s results are contrary to those of a larger study published last year in Diabetologia which, after adjusting for BMI, showed no association between consumption of artificially sweetened drinks and the development of diabetes
The latest study, led by Jotham Suez of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, involved adding sweeteners (saccharin, sucralose or aspartame) to the diets of mice. Results showed the animals’ metabolism changed and blood glucose levels were higher than those of mice that consumed sugar.
Changes in gut bacteria