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October 11, 2018 Robert Schinetsky. New Studies Cast Doubt on Artificial Sweeteners. As rates of obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome reach epidemic proportions, artificial sweeteners have been utilized to tame the public’s sweet tooth while simultaneously reducing its consumption of added sugar and nutritionally-vapid calories. New research casts doubts on safety of world’s most popular artificial sweetener by University of Sussex Credit: CC0 Public Domain The world’s most widely used artificial sweetener has.

Study Casts Doubt on Artificial Sweeteners’ Health Claims Almost half of the reviews of artificial sweetener studies had authors that did not disclose their conflicts of interest. Almost half of. Experts now have reason to doubt the safety of an artificial sweetener.

They are claimed to be calorie-free sugar alternative but in fact, maybe 200 times sweeter. The artificial sweetener is used in thousands of products including big brands. The experts have cast serious doubts and have safety questions.

Artificial sweeteners offer no health benefits, a large review of studies found. But it found no proof that they do any harm, either. Researchers looked at 35 observational studies and 21. FDA-approved artificial sweeteners and sport supplements were found to be toxic to digestive gut microbes, according to a new paper published in Molecules by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of. Study: Artificial Sweeteners Toxic to Digestive Gut Bacteria Artificial sweeteners commonly found in low-sugar foods can harm the gut microbial system.

By. Huge new study casts doubt on conventional wisdom about fat and carbs It may even be linked to artificial sweeteners. The PURE study has NOT cast doubt on. Elevated blood levels of IGF-I are associated with increased risks of cancers of the prostate, breast and colorectum.

This isn’t the first time that doubt has been cast on. However, randomized controlled studies — the gold standard in scientific research — report that artificial sweeteners may reduce body weight, fat mass, and waist circumference (21, 22).

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Increased consumption of saccharin and a report showing another sweetener to be carcinogenic prompted further studies to be carried out.

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by John Timbrell
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If more conclusive evidence arises, the FDA will have to revise its regulations for some of the sweeteners currently used.

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by David Julian McClements
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Those who regularly consumed artificial sweeteners, and particularly those who consumed the highest amounts, showed higher fasting blood glucose levels, poorer glucose tolerance, and different gut microbe profiles compared to those who did not consume these sweeteners.

“The Stevia Deception: The Hidden Dangers of Low-Calorie Sweeteners” by Bruce Fife
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by Bruce Fife
Piccadilly Books, Limited, 2017

Numerous studies have pointed to a correlation between artificial sweeteners and MS.

“Heal Your Leaky Gut: The Hidden Cause of Many Chronic Diseases” by David Brownstein, Jodie Gould
from Heal Your Leaky Gut: The Hidden Cause of Many Chronic Diseases
by David Brownstein, Jodie Gould
Humanix Books, 2017

Artificial sweeteners There is currently controversy regarding the potential toxicity of low-calorie artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, acesulfame-K (ASK) and saccharin and their possible relationship to MS.

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from A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine
by Vicki Kotsirilos, Luis Vitetta, Avni Sali
Elsevier Health Sciences APAC, 2011

While these artificial sweeteners may reduce the use of sugars, they have also been linked to adverse health problems such as cancer.

“The Basics of Chemistry” by Richard Myers
from The Basics of Chemistry
by Richard Myers
Greenwood Press, 2003

(1) However, it has been shown that artificial sweeteners may actually increase insulin resistance by affecting the action of insulin at receptor level.

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There is some ongoing controversy over whether artificial sweeteners are health risks despite lack of scientifically controlled peer-reviewed studies in general consistently to produce clear evidence.

“Modern Pharmaceutics, Two Volume Set” by Alexander T. Florence, Juergen Siepmann
from Modern Pharmaceutics, Two Volume Set
by Alexander T. Florence, Juergen Siepmann
CRC Press, 2016

Several epidemiological and large scale surveys revealed that there is some sort of a relationship between the consumption of artificial sweeteners and an increase in the body weight or body mass index (BMI) [38 41].

“Food Additives and Human Health” by Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Monica Rosa Loizzo, Rosa Tundis, K. Pandima Devi, Ana Sanches Silva
from Food Additives and Human Health
by Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, et. al.
Bentham Science Publishers, 2020

They reported a negative correlation between the regular use of artificial sweetener and the amygdala response to sucrose.

“Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Abdominal Obesity” by Ronald Ross Watson
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by Ronald Ross Watson
Elsevier Science, 2014

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  • I think artificial sweeteners are not metabolized, they build up and induce biological chemical rebounds. Thereby; chemical dependancy. But it is not absorbed in our G.I. system thereby irritating all other nutritional absorptions and permeability. I used stevia, hated it after about 3 days I got headaches and more symptoms I did not like. The “trade off” was not worth it. I use raw sugar in a controlled amount. Self control is healthier.

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  • I just like the taste of diet sodas. Sometimes I drink diet sodas when I feel like I’ve consumed enough sugar for the day but I still consume sugar and I don’t use it as a substitute. My mom always yells at me for drinking Diet Coke saying it’ll give me cancer and that it will clog my stomach (which I guess she gets from the not being naturally divested part but that’s not how it works).

  • Sorbitol actually gives me severe migraines right after I consume it! I think it’s because I consumed a lot of Splenda from a young age and then overconsumed sorbitol from gum throughout high school. Almost always had a piece of gum in my mouth.

  • Between sugar and artificial sweetener, the sugar is worse. As a direct replacement to sugar in reasonable eating, switching has a significant impact. My weight is much more under control than when I had sugar in my life.

  • I’ve read your body still reacts as though sugar has come into the body ie blood glucose levels go up, this is partly why diabetes happens more in people using sweeteners. Plus the cravings it creates and the potential over indulging even more than if you just had sugar (which you at least get energy for.) The cravings lead to over eating & overindulgence, as they can be as much as 200 times more sweet.

  • I was adding just a little bit of artificial sweetener tea to my water. It made it a little sweet, but not by much. After awhile, my tastes for sweets was totally destroyed. I couldn’t eat fruit because they tasted sour to me. I started consuming a lot of candy which I had never done before. I have now gone to whole foods, sugar and oil free, and after months, I’m starting to get my tastes back, and I can now eat fruit. I still find myself craving sweets, but it’s getting less and less as time goes on. I honestly believe artificial sugars and sugars are bad for the body and mind.

  • regular sugar is not good for the body because they use a bleaching process to make it white and sugar does have small amounts of bleach in it,…its best to use honey or agave regular sugar also feeds cancer cells to grow as well,..

  • That’s a lot of useful information packed into a half-hour video. Bottom line: no more Sucralose or Ace-K products for me. As I sit here sipping a Powerade Zero, which has both of those substances. Damn.

  • I know this not make much sense but I used to drink a ton of diet pop and never had a problem, but recently ive been buying crystal light with caffeine and I put it in water. Then I ate a bunch of food and went to town on my favorite diet soda and I had a huge stomach ache. I have had 3 bad stomach aches since I switched over to the crystal light. So drinking the carbonated soda mixed with my crystal light gut and it is giving stomach aches. Also I purchased 50 dollars worth of chewing gum to attemp quitting smoking last year, I never swallow the gum but I think that is whats giving me the stomach aches as well. Plus I eat like a pig, love my pizza and stuff. My father drank diet soda his whole life though and he developed diabetes in his 60’s. Looks like I need to make some changes…

  • I have always craved sweet stuff so i try to reduce sugar intake as much as possible and i do replace it with various artificial sweeteners. I am aware of the possibility that the brain gets weird signals from not getting sugar energy with the sweeteners so i often try to consume sweeteners with something that provides energy. That way there is some energy boost to go along with the sweetness.

  • I either read or was told by someone years ago that these sweeteners had been rejected for approval to be marketed year after year for around 15yrs by the FDA or whomever decides to allow these things I think due to health issues or possible toxicity, I cant fully remember. But the story was that the only reason they were allowed on the market was because when George Bush was made president he was mates with the rich guy that owned the patents and made the stuff, so George pulled the strings to get the approval. Supposedly, though, I guess there would be some way to check if it were true.

  • I don’t have a big sweet tooth but I use artificial sweeteners to avoid the calories. This only applies to my coffee sweeteners (which I rarely use bc I enjoy it black now) and energy drinks (I’m in physical therapy school, leave me alone lol).

    I think the use of artificial sweeteners only affects people long-term if they use them in excess. If you’re drinking 5+ diet sodas/artificially sweetened foods a day, the sweeteners aren’t the problem… it’s the addiction to sweet flavors.

    When I WAS into sugary coffee, I slowly started incorporating black coffee to build my tolerance of it. Now that’s how I prefer it! I used to drink sodas occasionally, but I began drinking sparkling waters to give myself the carbonation kick and I love them now!

    I hope more strong evidence emerges on this topic, I am glad that you debunked some common misconceptions!

  • Artificial sweeteners have always made me feel really sickespecially stevia. The only one I can tolerate is monk fruit and I only have that every once in a blue moon. I prefer honey or just one pump of a syrup in my coffee for an occasional treat does the trick!

  • I think artificial sweeteners are not metabolized, they build up and induce biological chemical rebounds. Thereby; chemical dependancy. But it is not absorbed in our G.I. system thereby irritating all other nutritional absorptions and permeability. I used stevia, hated it after about 3 days I got headaches and more symptoms I did not like. The “trade off” was not worth it. I use raw sugar in a controlled amount. Self control is healthier.

  • Questions about artificial sweeteners and cancer arose when early studies showed that cyclamate in combination with saccharin caused bladder cancer in laboratory animals. However, results from subsequent carcinogenicity studies (studies that examine whether a substance can cause cancer) of these sweeteners have not provided clear evidence of an association with cancer in humans. Similarly, studies of other FDA-approved sweeteners have not demonstrated clear evidence of an association with cancer in humans

  • Guess i will have to cut down my consumption of artificial sweetener for my own sake from today onward in order to keep my gut flora health in tact. Thank for the head up, Doc.!

  • Ok, so artificial sweeteners aren’t the best, but are they still better than sugar overall? e.g. If someone craves sweet things all the time and going cold turkey isn’t realistic, are they better of switching to artificial sweeteners? Have there been any studies comparing sugar use to artificial sweetener use?

  • I used to be addicted to soda. I started having symptoms of prediabetes. I switched to diet soda and the symptoms went away, though I quit altogether later, the switch to diet soda kept me from being diabetic.

  • For anyone wondering how many sweeteners to consume in a day the average number of artificial sweetener packets a person should have per day is 1-23. I was curious about this and found the answer on http://www.ajc.com. So for drinks if you use 4 packets per drink that’s close to 6 drinks. But also keep in mind that Kool aids or Crystal Light flavored pitcher drinks, diet cola, and bottled drinks are flavored with artificial sweeteners that is probably close to the average amount of 23 packets. For me I think keeping it close to 8 packets a day is a better bet for health. Less is better

  • 24:03 “It does cause an insulin response.” Well, those graphs actually show oGTTs and the difference of drinking water or sucralose (what sucralose? pure sucralose or Splenda, which ist mostly dextrose and maltodextrin?) with them.
    This RCT https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0273230017301265 showed no significant difference in glucose, insulin, C-peptide or HbA1c. So, at best, I’d say ‘inconclusive’.

  • I use Truvia every single day of my life and I often wonder if I’m hurting myself in the long run. I don’t experience any gut discomfort whatsoever, so short term I have no issues. I guess time will tell, I feel like I’m my own guinea pig!

  • Lost an aunt a couple of years ago to Pancreatic Cancer. She only used Sweet N Low and similar brands of “sugar”. I don’t touch the stuff.

  • Of course, one example doesn’t prove anything but personally, consuming significant amounts of sweeteners (e.g. from sweet beverages) always makes me hungry within less than an hour.

  • All alternative sweeteners taste gross. Especially Stevia. It has an especially vile aftertaste. I don’t even believe the alleged health benefits of it.
    Just go without. Tastes will change and sweet will become offensive.

  • lol because fat people blame diet soda for diabetes and weight.. its got nothing to do with the rest of your diet and lifestyle. Some scientists are dumb af too.

  • I recently moved to US and I keep gaining weight slowly despite never drinking soda, eating fast food or snacks and eating one meal a day. I look through ingredients carefully when grocery shopping. I hate sweet n low it madee shet my pants. �� Ok tmi bye

  • The studies I’ve seen show them to mess with metabolism and gut flora, but not increase appetite or mess with blood glucose/insulin.

  • Artificial Sweeteners are Aspartame, Swerve, Splenda. Natural sweeteners are Stevia, Monk and Xylitol. Your video just groups them altogether and gives false generalizations for natural sweeteners.