Artificial sweeteners may boost diabetes risk: study

September 18, 2014 2:55 PM

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Artificial sweeteners may boost diabetes risk: study

These sweeteners disrupt our gut bacteria and speed up our intolerance to glucose, scientists said. They 'may have directly contributed to enhancing the exact epidemic that they themselves were intended to fight,' the Nature paper said.

Promoted as an aid to good health, artificial sweeteners may in fact be boosting diabetes risk, said a study Wednesday that urged a rethink of their widespread use and endorsement.

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