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Artificially-Sweetened Drinks Can Be Harmful To Health, Too

July 10, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Dieting Americans who are aware of the adverse health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages often turn to low- or no-cal sweeteners as the more healthy choice. But recent studies in humans have shown that artificial sweeteners are also associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. One 12-ounce serving of an artificially-sweetened drink is enough to boost the risk of health problems. According to opinion article author Susan Swithers of Purdue University, “the current public health message to limit the intake of sugars needs to be expanded to limit intake of all sweeteners, not just sugars."
Susan E. Swithers, "The Dark Side of Artificial Sweeteners: Expert Reviews Negative Impact", Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism, July 10, 2013, © Elsevier Inc.
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