Reconfirmed: Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat and Sick

STORY AT-A-GLANCE A growing body of research shows artificial sweeteners raise your risk of both obesity and Type 2 diabetes — perhaps even to a greater degree than sugar. Recent research shows both sugar and artificial sweeteners damage vascular function and cause cellular changes that “may be important during the onset and progression of diabetes and obesity”. Unlike sugar, artificial sweeteners were found to accumulate in blood, leading to more significant damage to blood vessels. Acesulfame potassium appeared to be worse than aspartame in this regard. The artificial sweeteners were also found to trick the body into using alternative sources … Continue reading Reconfirmed: Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat and Sick