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Artificial sweeteners are toxic to gut microbes

Are artificial sweeteners harmful? This a question that scientists have been grappling with for several decades. While sweeteners help with weight-loss programs, new evidence suggests they affect our microbiome.

Hospitals in the U.K. to limit sales of sugary drinks

London - The major retailers who operate stores in Britain's biggest hospitals have agreed to 'scale back' (but not to stop completely) the sale of sugary drinks.

Artificial sweeteners linked to stroke and dementia risk

A new warning has been made about artificial sweeteners. A study suggests drinking a can of diet soft drink a day is linked with a three times higher risk of stroke and dementia.

Artificial sweeteners can make you fatter — Science proves it

A new study co-led by the University of Sydney showed that artificial sweeteners may contribute to weight gain. Although they were invented for the opposite purpose, eating "sugar-free" and "diet" foods and beverages may actually make you fatter.

Researchers: Lakes, rivers flooded with artificial sweeteners

Brantford - Artificial sweeteners are found in many foods and beverages worldwide, but did you know that the fish are drinking them as well? In a 2012 study, Canadian researchers discovered artificial sweeteners could be found in lakes, rivers and oceans worldwide.

Op-Ed: Artificial sweeteners sabotage gut flora, cause sugar intolerance

Rehovot - One urban legend seems to be true according to a new study – Artificial sweeteners have damaging effects, sabotaging gut flora by promoting unhealthy flora and leading to health problems. Worse, small amounts of the sweeteners can cause the problems.

Study: Diet soda raises depression risk; coffee lowers it

San Diego - New research conducted in the United States suggests that depression is more common in people who drink diet soda and other artificially-sweetened drinks.
 

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