Diet and Nutrition


Posted by Mark Croucher
on July 17, 2017
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Another strike against nonnutritive sweeteners

Nonnutritive sweeteners like aspartame and stevioside might be making you more obese and also may pose cardiovasular risks. That from a recent meta-analysis in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Scientists looked at 37 studies that evaluated at the effects of artificial sweeteners in 400,000 people over age 12.

Problems like obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and metabolic syndrome seemed to get worse the more people used artificial sweeteners.

Dr. Harlan Krumholz, editor-in-chief of NEJM Journal Watch Cardiology, comments: “This study raises the concerning possibility that not only have these sweeteners not helped people manage their weight, but may have actually jeopardized their cardiometabolic health.”


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