Saturday, November 1, 2014

Possible Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Type 2 Diabetes

A new study identifies a possible link between artificial sweeteners and Type 2 diabetes . . . 

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While diet soda might seem like an innocent way to satisfy your sugar cravings, those artificial sweeteners could come with their own set of risks. 

Research has been conflicting as to whether dieters are actually successful at losing weight when they switch to sugar substitutes, and some studies have even linked diet soda to increased risk of heart disease or stroke. 

Now, scientists have found that these sweeteners may lead to Type 2 diabetes, as well. The reason? Surprisingly, it might come down to changes in the composition of your gut bacteria.

View complete article at Real Simple

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