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15 Fake-Healthy Consumer Products - Page 5

By Temma Ehrenfeld @temmaehrenfeld
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November 09, 2017

5. Diet soda.

Artificial sweeteners may actually lead to weight gain. In one study, 10-week-old mice ate a daily dose of aspartame, sucralose, or saccharin. Another group of mice drank water laced with either glucose or sucrose, two forms of ordinary sugar. After less than three months, the mice on the artificial sweeteners were showing signs of high blood sugar, a precursor to diabetes.

 

 

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Updated:  

April 09, 2020

Reviewed By:  

Janet O’Dell, RN