Still drinking diet soda and eating sugar-free foods to keep the pounds off? Would you still eat those things if they kept the weight on? How about if they increased your risk of diabetes? Well, new research shows that zero-calorie sweeteners has adverse effects on human health.
“Despite the addition of these non-caloric artificial sweeteners to our everyday diets, there has still been a drastic rise in obesity and diabetes,” said lead researcher Brian Hoffmann, PhD, assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University. “In our studies, both sugar and artificial sweeteners seem to exhibit negative effects linked to obesity and diabetes, albeit through very different mechanisms from each other.”