The sweeteners may promote diabetes type 2 and weight gain

Les édulcorants favoriseraient le diabète de type 2 et la prise de poids

December 18, 2019 10h37


The sweeteners may promote diabetes type 2 and weight gain

The canadian Press


MONTREAL – The sweeteners that many use in hopes of losing weight may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, warns a new analysis in australia.

These sweeteners could also encourage weight gain, exactly the opposite of what is desired by consumers.

Professor Peter Clifton, University of South Australia, says that the consumption of sweeteners increased by 200 percent among children in the last twenty years, and 54 percent among adults.

These sweeteners are used to replace the fructose, glucose and sucrose. The industry of sweeteners is projected to generate revenues of US $ 2.2 billion each year.

Professor Clifton said that an american study conducted over seven years with about 5200 adults discovered that those who consumed large amounts of sweeteners ate more weight than the other.

Users of sweeteners do not necessarily reduce their overall consumption of sugar, he explained in a press release; they consume rather the two products, saying their use of sweeteners permits them to eat their favorite foods without discomfort.

Sweeteners alter also the intestinal microbiota, he adds, increasing the risk of weight gain and type 2 diabetes.

Other studies have linked sweetened beverages with an increased risk of death, cardiovascular disease, stroke and dementia in the elderly.

The conclusions of this study are published by the medical journal Current Atherosclerosis Reports.

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