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Islander
09-27-14, 09:34 AM
Sayer Ji, Founder (http://www.greenmedinfo.com/gmi-blogs/sayer%20ji)
Wednesday, September 24th 2014

A groundbreaking new study published in the prestigious journal Nature has revealed how non-caloric artificial sweeteners (NAS) drive obesity- and diabetes-related changes in both mice and humans.
The study titled, "Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota (http://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/artificial-sweeteners-induce-glucose-intolerance-altering-gut-microbiota)," states:
"Here we demonstrate that consumption of commonly used NAS formulations drives the development of glucose intolerance through induction of compositional and functional alterations to the intestinal microbiota."


Part 1: Gut Bacteria Mediate Artificial Sweetener-Induced Blood Sugar Disturbances
The researchers administered commercially available formulations of saccharin (http://www.greenmedinfo.com/toxic-ingredient/saccharin) (Sweet' N Low), sucralose (http://www.greenmedinfo.com/toxic-ingredient/sucralose) (Splenda) or aspartame (http://www.greenmedinfo.com/toxic-ingredient/aspartame)(Equal) in the drinking water of 10-week old mice. The control group received I either glucose or sucrose. After 11 weeks, the three artificial sweetener fed groups developed "marked glucose intolerance," with saccharin having the most deleterious effects followed by sucralose and aspartame.

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