Does aspartame cause weight gain

"We found that the intestinal flora-related splitting does not take place with saccharine or natural sugar forms",

says Kuk.

"Now we need to determine whether the potentially harmful health effects of artificial sweeteners outweigh their potential weight loss benefits."

However, since studies had already shown that sweeteners even lead to weight gain in the long term, the benefits should be limited. If you then consider the consequences of insulin resistance or diabetes, there are hardly any convincing arguments that could speak in favor of consuming artificial sweeteners.

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However, if you want to reduce your risk of diabetes, you will find helpful tips here: Measures against diabetes

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  • Jennifer L. Kuk, Ruth E. Brown. Aspartame intake is associated with greater glucose intolerance in individuals with obesity. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 2016, May, (Aspartame consumption is linked to increased glucose intolerance in people who are overweight)
  • York University, Sugar substitutes may cut calories, but no health benefits for individuals with obesity: The study suggests that the bacteria in the gut may be able to break down artificial sweeteners, resulting in negative health effects, ScienceDaily, May 2016, (Sugar substitute can Reduce calories, but has no health benefits for people who are overweight: The study shows that gut bacteria can break down artificial sweeteners in the gut, which has negative health effects)

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