WEIGHT LOSS

7 Reasons You May Weigh Too Much - Reason 7

By Temma Ehrenfeld @temmaehrenfeld
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August 30, 2015

You eat foods with sugar substitutes.

You eat foods with sugar substitutes. In mice studies, at least, these seem to prime the body for weight gain. In the latest 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. It turned out that after only 11 weeks, the mice on the artificial sweeteners were showing signs of high blood sugar, a precursor to diabetes that is associated with weight gain.

 

 

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Updated:  

April 09, 2020

Reviewed By:  

Janet O’Dell, RN