Artificial sweeteners are showing that they promote glucose intolerance in diabetics. Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) is a pre-diabetic state of hyperglycemia that is associated with insulin resistance and increased risk of cardiovascular pathology. IGT may precede type 2 diabetes mellitus by many years. IGT is also a risk factor for mortality.-MDA
By Carl (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Non-caloric artificial sweeteners (NAS) promote glucose intolerance which places an individual at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes mellitus. A recently published study on Nature revealed.
According to the researchers, intestinal microbiota (resident bacteria in the gut) undergo structural and functional changes as a result of NAS consumption by the host. These alterations induce harmful effects on the individual’s metabolism. Recognizing the links between NAS consumption, dysbiosis (microbial imbalance), and metabolic illnesses, the researchers proposed “reassessment” of NAS use among consumers.
The alarming effects of the said food additive are not just observed among humans. The study revealed that such effects are completely transferrable from NAS-consuming mice to germ-free mice through fecal (stool) transplantation of microbiota configurations. In addition, transfer is also possible via anaerobically incubated microbiota in the presence of NAS.
The findings have also created doubts among experts , notes The Guardian, because the researchers used only one type of sweetener on the test mice. This, in turn, raised issues on the relevance of the sweetener used for humans and its difference from other sweeteners….
source: Latinos Post