Unnaturally Sweetened Soft Drinks Still Trigger Diabetes and Obesity

Unnaturally sweetened soft drinks still trigger diabetes, so shifting from the usual to diet sodas may not help weight loss, but even can become more likely to introduce with a higher risk of diabetes as well as obesity.

Unnatural sweeteners are long been some of the major food controversies and the contradictory studies within the medical community. However, the earlier findings were found to be suggesting a crucial link between drinking artificial sweeteners and lowering health qualities.

Findings of this recent study were explained by the assistant professor and leading researcher of the study, Brian Hoffmann, PhD from the biomedical engineering department at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University. Hoffmann suggests that non-caloric artificial along with sugar, both can lead to cause negative impacts to the body such as obesity and diabetes.


Research leader, Brian Hoffmann explained, “Despite the addition of these non-caloric artificial sweeteners to our everyday diets, there has still been a drastic rise in obesity and diabetes. In our studies, both sugar and artificial sweeteners seem to exhibit negative effects linked to obesity and diabetes, albeit through very different mechanisms from each other.”

Hoffmann continued, “We observed that in moderation, your body has the machinery to handle sugar; it is when the system is overloaded over a long period of time that this machinery breaks down. We also observed that replacing these sugars with non-caloric artificial sweeteners leads to negative changes in fat and energy metabolism. It is not as simple as ‘stop using artificial sweeteners’ being the key to solving overall health outcomes related to diabetes and obesity.”


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