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article imageStudy: Sucralose (Splenda) spikes blood sugar and insulin

By E. Hector Corsi     May 30, 2013 in Health
A new study shows that obese humans who ingest sucralose have an increased repsonse to glucose. Sucralose caused higher blood sugar and insulin levels.
Seventeen obese humans consumed either sucralose or water on two different occasions. Then, ten minutes later they ingested glucose. When subjects ingested sucralose before the glucose, they had higher blood sugar levels and higher insulin levels than when they drank water before the glucose. Sucralose treated subjects also had a decrease in insulin clearance. Thus sucralose amplifies the effects of glucose.
High blood sugar levels are a serious health concern and regularly secreting more insulin can lead to insulin resistance and diabetes. The study was conducted by M. Yanina Pepino, PhD, and colleagues at the Center for Human Nutrition, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri and published in the journal Diabetes Care.
Recent research has also shown that this artificial sweetener also contributes to Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
The use of sucralose by overweight people should be avoided, because it produces metabolic disturbances that could lead to diabetes.
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