Artificial sweetener changes insulin response, study says

05/30/2013 | Medical News Today

A study found the artificial sweetener sucralose changes insulin responses in obese people, even when used in small amounts, Washington University in St. Louis researchers reported in the journal Diabetes Care. The study found blood glucose peaked at a higher level and insulin levels increased about 20% more among study participants who consumed sucralose, compared to when they drank water, prior to a glucose challenge test.

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