Artificial sweeteners, which many people use instead of sugar, could increase the type 2 diabetes development risks, new research suggests. The artificial sweeteners can change the body’s response to glucose and can increase the risk of the condition. Around 4 million Britons have suffered from this condition.
Type 2 diabetes is associated with obesity and many diseases. It can lead to blindness, heart attack, and strokes.
The researchers revealed a new study in which they give sweeteners to 27 healthy people and the study was presented at a conference in Lisbon, led by the Adelaide Medical School in Australia. The sweeteners were equivalent to 1.5 liters of diet drink or an inactive placebo.
After two weeks, tests were carried out by researchers to examine the levels of blood glucose, glucose absorption, insulin and gut peptides.
The team found that participants who consumed supplements such as Splenda’s sucralose highly responded across all fronts. The study noted that just two weeks of sweeteners was adequate to make a difference.
“This study supports the concept that artificial sweeteners could reduce the body’s control of blood sugar levels and highlights the potential for exaggerated the body’s control of blood sugar levels and highlights the potential for exaggerated post-meal glucose levels in high habitual NAS [noncaloric artificial sweeteners] users, which could predispose them to develop type 2 diabetes,” said by Lead author Prof Richard Young.
The studies were presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Lisbon, Portugal.
According to the health experts, lots of consumption of sugary food and drinks is very dangerous for our health and can increase type 2 diabetes risks. People should reduce their intakes of sugary food.