Sweet ‘N Low contains saccharin, an ingredient that was the subject of a recent study in the Journal Nature: “Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota.” Click below to read the article, which describes changes in microbiota that are responsible for the adverse effects of saccharin and other artificial sweeteners. This study suggests that non-caloric sweeteners interact with gut microbes to cause metabolic changes, like those seen in diabetes and obesity.
Suez, J. et al. “Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota.” Nature (2014).
I just posted a summary of this article on the Evolution and Medicine Review. Read more here.
Emergency Physician, Educator, Researcher, interested in the microbiome, evolution, and medicine
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