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Health concerns around these sweetener products now have shifted.(Unsplash)

Study looks at impact of non-nutritive sweeteners on children. Here’s all you need to know

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 03:53 PM IST
When non-nutritive sweeteners were first introduced, health concerns focused on a potential risk of cancer, which was not borne out in subsequent research.
Billions of people worldwide consume artificial sweeteners and they are prescribed as a tool to treat obesity, despite little being known until now about their full impact on the brain.(Unsplash)
Billions of people worldwide consume artificial sweeteners and they are prescribed as a tool to treat obesity, despite little being known until now about their full impact on the brain.(Unsplash)

Here’s how artificial sweeteners increase appetite

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 04:27 PM IST
Billions of people worldwide consume artificial sweeteners and they are prescribed as a tool to treat obesity, despite little being known until now about their full impact on the brain.
Here’s why artificial sweeteners are not healthy.(Shutterstock)
Here’s why artificial sweeteners are not healthy.(Shutterstock)

Sugar-free, calorie free: Artificial sweeteners may not help with weight loss

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 12:50 PM IST
Marketed as ‘sugar-free’ or ‘diet option’, artificial sweeteners - commonly found in a variety of food and beverages, including soft drinks, chewing gum, jellies - give a person the same pleasure as sugar but reduce the calories.
If you have diabetes, here’s what happens when you swap artificial sweetener for sugar.(Shutterstock)
If you have diabetes, here’s what happens when you swap artificial sweetener for sugar.(Shutterstock)

Artificial sweeteners and diabetes, experts give final word on their link

Hindustan Times | By Meenakshi Iyer
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 05:04 PM IST
Are artificial sweeteners beneficial for diabetics? The link between the two has always been under debate. Many diabetes patients are asked to swap sugar with artificial sweetener in their meals. But is it really as healthy as advertised?
Monk fruit is a natural sweetener.(Shutterstock)
Monk fruit is a natural sweetener.(Shutterstock)

For a healthier, sweeter than sugar option, try the low-calorie monk fruit

Hindustan Times | By Meenakshi Iyer
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 08:56 AM IST
Looking for a natural sweetener to replace sugar from your diet? You could substitute sugar with the low-calorie, healthier monk fruit. Native to south east Asia, its sweetener is extracted after removing the seeds and skin by crushing the fruit.
Sugar and artificial sweeteners have shown negative effects linked to obesity and diabetes during research.(Shutterstock)
Sugar and artificial sweeteners have shown negative effects linked to obesity and diabetes during research.(Shutterstock)

Artificial sweeteners are not safe, can cause obesity and diabetes

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 11:56 AM IST
Artificial sweeteners may be considered healthier alternatives to sugar, but this new study warns that it may be linked to obesity and diabetes.
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