Do Sugar Subs Cause Diabetes?


A very interesting study done in 2014 with mice found that sugar substitutes, especially saccharin, may alter gut microbes impairing glucose tolerance, leading to the development of diabetes. Other long term studies didn’t find an associate between drinking diet drinks and the development of diabetes.

Conclusion—there is not enough evidence to determine if sugar substitutes have a positive, negative or neutral impact on glucose tolerance.

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