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Zero Sugar Sweeteners Can Be Dangerous
- September 21, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
Many modern champions of healthy eating habits and lifestyles in general often turn their attention to sugar alternatives such as low-calorie sweeteners, which also have low or zero sugar content. However, despite the generally accepted opinion that these sweeteners are less harmful than regular sugars, they can still be extremely dangerous – as evidenced by a new study by specialists from the scientific journal Frontiers of Microbiology, who conducted one very interesting experiment related to feeding pregnant women mice are the two most common and well-known sweeteners of this type.
In particular, we are talking about sugar substitutes called sucralose and acesulfame-K, which are most often found both in a separate form and as part of various food products aimed at people who monitor their health and sugar levels consumed. As for the experiment, it was carried out as follows – the team divided 226 pregnant and lactating female mice into three groups, the first of which received the minimum doses of these sweeteners, the second received the double recommended dose, and the third received only water.
As a result, after the first two stages of the study, experts noticed that the first two groups received the most powerful metabolic changes not quite good, such as an increase in the body's insulin response and the accumulation of more fat. Moreover, their born offspring were also, to one degree or another, subjected to a somewhat fatal effect of such sweeteners – scientists noted an average complicated release of toxins from their body.
And this can only indicate that sucralose and acesulfame-K, even being the most common and seemingly tested low-calorie sweeteners, can still pose a certain danger to people – including those who are on their own Does not suffer from diabetes or near diabetes.