This topic has received a lot of attention lately in the press because many people drink low-calorie diet sodas containing artificial sugar in an effort to lose bodyweight or bodyfat. With the increased trend of type-2 diabetes occurring in our society this news should sound some alarms. Maybe it's not a good idea to consume those diet sodas after all.
Scientists have discovered that the commonplace artificial sugars saccharin (Sweet 'N Low), sucralose (Splenda) and aspartame (NutraSweet and Equal) raised blood glucose levels more than natural sugar by changing intestinal bacteria in the gut. The increase in fasting blood sugar levels was found to be significant enough to warrant attention because of the increased risk of type-2 diabetes.
The findings from the research has been criticized because the study was performed on a very small sample of people and uncontrolled confounding factors such as genetics, diet, gender, and health status may skew the results. Nevertheless, you may want to limit the amount of diet soda you consume and avoid putting artificial sugar in your coffee.
Brian Danley, CFT
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