A new study from Yale University appears to have found inconsistent results on artificial sweeteners and their effects on human metabolism. Some studies, for example, say artificial sweeteners increase the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes, while others have found that losing weight is not beneficial. But new research suggests that carbohydrates may have an important effect.
Study drawings (from: Yale University)
It is reported that artificial sweeteners such as sucralose are a widely used zero-calorie sugar substitute for many diabetics and people who try to lose weight. However, the controversy over these sweeteners has been going on for many years.
Although some of these concerns have strayed from science, conflicting messages have been disseminated to the public. Some studies, for example, say these sweeteners are beneficial, while others suggest metabolic risks.
According to a new study from Yale University, whether the sweeteners have a negative effect on metabolism may depend on whether they are consumed with carbohydrates.
The team found that the sucralose they consumed in their drinks did not have any adverse health effects.
But when consumed with carbohydrates, the same sweeteners have a ‘problematic’ effect on nerve response and metabolism.
For example, it may be harmless to inject sucralose sweeteners into pure tea or coffee drinks. But adding foods such as sugar-free desserts or yogurt sits at risk of health hazards.
But research senior author Dana Small points out that the most important thing is that people can eat and eat diet soda in small quantities and safely, but avoid mixing carbohydrates such as French fries.
This is especially important for diabetics who should not consume too much sugar. Details of the study have been published in the recently published journal Cell Metabolism.
Originally published as Short-Term Sucralose with, but not without, Carth A’s Impairs and Select Apeta to S ugar in Humans