Artificial Sweeteners Can Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk Quickly – Study

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If you think switching off to artificial sweeteners is a good option to cut down on your sugar intake then you might be wrong.

According to a new study it has been found that artificial sweeteners can actually increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

During the study, that was led by researchers at the University of Adelaide, Australia, they found that consuming artificial sweeteners for just two weeks was enough to change the body's reaction to glucose.

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For the study the researchers had taken into consideration 27 healthy people. They were then given two different artificial sweeteners that was equal to 1.5L of diet beverage per day.

These samples were consumed three times a day in the form of capsules before meals over the two-week period of the study. At the end of the two weeks, their response to glucose were tested.

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During the test, researchers found that those consuming artificial sweeteners had higher levels of glucose absorption and blood glucose, while the body's ability to limit the rise in blood glucose after meals was reduced.

The research study was recently presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Story first published: Thursday, September 14, 2017, 23:00 [IST]
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