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Aspartame Users May Lose Weight, But Have A Higher Risk Of Diabetes

June 6, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Canadian researchers who studied U.S. health data report that use of artificial sweeteners such as aspartame can lead to poor glucose management in obese individuals. Because artificial sweeteners are not digested by the body, they do help overweight people lose pounds by cutting calorie intake. However, bacteria in the gut seem to be able to break down aspartame, resulting in negative health effects, particularly an increased risk of diabetes.
Jennifer L. Kuk et al., "Aspartame intake is associated with greater glucose intolerance in individuals with obesity. ", Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, June 06, 2016, © Kuk et al.
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