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Washington Post: Artificial sweeteners could cause spikes in blood sugar

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Washington Post: Artificial sweeteners could cause spikes in blood sugar

Scott Benner

From the Washington Post:

Artificial sweeteners might be triggering higher blood sugar levels in some people and contributing to the problems they were designed to combat, such as diabetes and obesity, according to new findings published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
Although the precise reasons behind the blood sugar changes remain uncertain, researchers suspect that artificial sweeteners could be disrupting the microbiome, a vast and enigmatic ecosystem of bacteria in our guts.
In a series of experiments, researchers found that several of the most widely used types of non-calorie sweeteners in food and drinks — saccharin, sucralose and aspartame — caused mice to experience increased risk of glucose intolerance, a condition that can lead to diabetes.
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The only good news I saw...

The only good news I saw in this article is that the test were conducted on mice and if there is one thing people with diabetes know, the human body doesn't usually respond like that of a rodent. 

That said, in the last year I've significantly cut back our use of artificial sweeteners, opting often for nothing or sugar.

Well, you better go read the rest of the article and then add this to the list of things we were told not long ago... that apparently isn't true. full story