Artificial sweeteners Type 2 diabetes risk
ARTIFICIAL sweeteners used in food and drinks could increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes developing, research suggests.
Scientists found that consuming the low-calorie additives increasingly found in diet drinks, breakfast cereals and many other foods changes the way the body responds to sugar. In a healthy person, the body regulates the rate at which sugar, or glucose, is absorbed into the blood after a meal.
But people who consumed high quantities of artificial sweeteners had a significantly reduced ability to do this – a main feature of diabetes.
Researchers said: “Artificial sweeteners reduce the body’s control of blood sugar levels and highlights the potential for exaggerated post-meal glucose levels in high non-caloric artificial sweetener users, which could predispose them to developing Type 2 diabetes.” – Daily Mail