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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About Deb Hart
Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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