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    Default Artificial Sweeteners May Tip Scales Towards Metabolic Problems

    Rachel Ehrenberg
    September 17 2014

    In mice and people, saccharin upsets gut microbes, glucose metabolism


    BITTERSWEET The artificial sweetener saccharin, an ingredient in Sweet'N Low, meddles with the gut’s microbial community, setting in motion metabolic changes associated with obesity and diabetes.
    Eating artificial sweeteners may spur the very health problems that dieters try to avoid. A new multipronged study of mice and a small number of people finds that saccharin meddles with the gut’s microbial community, setting in motion metabolic changes that are associated with obesity and diabetes.
    Other zero-calorie sweeteners may cause the same problems, researchers say September 17 in Nature.


    Read more: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/...bolic-problems
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    Default Re: Artificial Sweeteners May Tip Scales Towards Metabolic Problems

    Great article! Of all the artifical sweeteners, people love saccharin because it is really sweet. I read somewhere that saccharin is 300 times sweeter than regular table sugar. In addition to impairing glucose metabolism, saccharin can cause negative reactions if you are allergic to sulfur because it's sulfur based. I don't use any artificial sweeteners, but if I had to choose between saccharin and aspartame, I'd choose saccharin. But, they all have serious negative side effects!

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