Artificial sweeteners, Diabetes, Obesity

The artificial sweeteners that promise to be zero calories are used to reduce the sugar consumption and now been linked to diabetes and obesity. According to a new study that is presented on Sunday in the 2018 experimental Biology meeting, the biochemical effects of the artificial sweeteners in rats and cell cultures. Researchers fed one group of rat’s high glucose and Fructose rich diet and different types of Sugars whereas the other group was fed with a diet with aspartame, potassium, and zero calorie artificial sweeteners. After an average of 3 weeks, the researchers concluded that significant differences in the concentration of biochemicals were found along with fats and amino acids in the blood samples.

The study also found out how artificial sweeteners affect the vascular health by considering how the impact the lining of the blood vessels.

The study says, “As diabetes and obesity become a rising worldwide health concern there has been an increased Awareness of environmental factors like the diet that are contributing to the problem.”

“However, it was not until recently that the negative impact of consuming non-calories artificial sweeteners in the place of sugar has been increasingly recognized as a potential contributor to the dramatic increase of diabetes and obesity, along with associated complications.”

Hoffman, assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering at the medical college of Wisconsin and Marquette University, said the sugar sweeteners are not a solution for diabetes and obesity epidemic.

The study resulted in that the artificial sweeteners alter how the body is possessed fat and obtain the energy. The researchers also found out that acesulfame potassium accumulates in the blood along with an increased amount of it having more effects of harmfulness on the blood vessels than any good.


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