Tag: Artificial sweeteners

This Is The Amount Of Diet Soda That Can Increase Women's Risk For Early Death

Researchers found that women who excessively drink artificially sweetened beverages such as diet sodas face higher risk for early death. They recommend a healthier option to sugary drinks.

Public Health March 19, 2019

Artificial Sweeteners Can Kill Good Bacteria In Your Gut, Says Study

A new study claimed that artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, and saccharine can disrupt the good bacteria in the gut. After exposing to concentrated artificial sweetener, bioluminescent bacteria used in the study turned toxic.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 3, 2018

'Jersey Shore' Star, Vinny Guadagnino Loses 50 Pounds On Keto Diet, Encourages Others To Follow

After losing fifty pounds, thanks to a strict keto diet, 'Jersey Shore' star, Vincent 'Vinny' Guadagnino is spreading the word. The reality star revealed that although saturated fats are frowned upon, they actually assisted with his weight loss.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 1, 2018

Artificial Sweeteners Linked To Diabetes And Obesity: What Are The Healthier Alternatives?

Results of a mice trials showed that artificial sweeteners change the way food is metabolized and energy is used. Dietitians highly recommend fruits to replace artificial sweeteners because it is naturally sweet and full of good calories.

Public Health April 25, 2018

Zero-Calorie Sweeteners Can Still Increase Risk For Diabetes And Obesity

Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and acesulfame potassium may also lead to body changes linked to diabetes and obesity. How do these zero-calories sugar replacements cause unwanted health impacts?

Public Health April 23, 2018

Artificial Sweetener Splenda May Worsen Symptoms Of Crohn's Disease

In a six-week study, researchers gave mice with Crohn's-like disease water with the artificial sweetener Splenda. What side effects did they observe in the animals with the inflammatory bowel disease?

Public Health March 18, 2018

Artificial Sweeteners Linked To Weight Gain and Other Health Woes Yet Again

A new study warns against the potential dangers of artificial sweeteners, specifically how they could cause long-term weight gain and other health problems. Read on for details from the University of Manitoba research.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 17, 2017

Diet Soda May Triple Stroke Risks: Other Reasons Why Artificially Sweetened Beverages Are Not The Healthier Option

Diet soda is not a healthier option to sugary drinks. Besides diet soda's links to stroke and dementia, here are other reasons why health experts advise steering away from beverages that use artificial sweeteners.

Public Health April 23, 2017

Pee In Swimming Pools: Can Amount Of Urine Present In Pool Water Make You Sick?

The artificial sweetener ACE helped researchers determine how much pee is present in swimming pools. Are there health hazards to worry about when you swim in pools with urine?

Public Health March 4, 2017

Artificial Sweeteners Could Make People Eat More

A new study details for the first time how artificial sweeteners affect the brain and make people end up eating more. Findings support the idea that sugar-free varieties might not be as 'inert' as expected.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 13, 2016

Diet Pepsi Classic Brings Back Sweetener Aspartame Despite Health Concerns

Pepsi replaced aspartame in its Diet Pepsi last year due to the sweetener's cancer link. What prompted the beverage company to reintroduce the controversial ingredient?

Public Health June 28, 2016

Artificial Sweeteners May Help Cut Calories But Up Type 2 Diabetes Risk

What's hiding behind the sweetness? Findings show that while artificial sweeteners, especially aspartame, can help people cut down on calories, these sugar substitutes can increase the risk for type 2 diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2016

Artificial Sweetener Xylitol Can Be Fatal To Dogs: Other Food That May Poison Your Pet

The FDA warned about the dangers of giving dogs food that contains the artificial sweetener Xylitol. Here are other food products that may be safely consumed by humans but can be fatal to pet animals.

Animals May 15, 2016

Could Drinking Diet Soda During Pregnancy Result To Childhood Obesity For Newborn Babies?

Daily consumption of artificially sweetened beverages may increase the risk of an infant to develop childhood obesity. In the U.S., about 25 percent of children aged 2 to 19 years old are obese.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 10, 2016

Main Ingredient Of Artificial Sweetener Splenda Linked To Leukemia

A study out of the Ramazzini Institute in Italy found that sucralose, marketed under the trade name Splenda, significantly raised leukemia and other cancer risks in mice. According to the authors, the results do not support previous findings vouching for sucralose's safety.

Life March 12, 2016

USDA Recommends Only 10 Teaspoons Of Sugar A Day: Should You Switch To Artificial Sweeteners?

The USDA suggests that people limit their intake of added sugar or natural sweeteners to only 10 teaspoons per day. With that, most people switch to artificial sweeteners, but is it safe to do so?

Life January 19, 2016

Low-Sugar Diets Won't Alter Your Love For Sweet Food

Following a low-sugar diet can make foods taste sweeter but it does not change one's preferred level of sweetness for foods and drinks. This finding could help in the management of patients with diabetes or high blood sugar levels.

Life November 28, 2015

Diet Soda May Not Be Healthier Option: Beverages With Artificial Sweeteners Linked To Heart Failure

Diet sodas may not be as healthy as people think they are. In a new study, researchers found drinks that use artificial sweeteners, including fizzy 'diet' beverages may increase the risk of heart failure.

Life November 5, 2015

Sweetener In Sugarless Gums Cause Surge In Dog Poisoning

Accidental ingestion of sugarless gums with a substance called xylitol caused a surge in cases of dog poisoning in the United States. Xylitol is a sugar substitute that is safe for humans, but very toxic and fatal to dogs.

Life November 4, 2015

Study Says Sugary Drinks May Help Alleviate Effects Of Stress

Drinking sugar-sweetened drinks can help lower stress levels in the body more than beverages that contain artificial sweeteners, according to latest research.

Internet Culture April 20, 2015

Researchers Eyeing Artificial Sweetener As Possible Anti-Cancer Treatment

A study has once again associated artificial sweetener with cancer. But this time, scientists think saccharin could fight the disease rather than cause it.

Life March 25, 2015

How Your Diet Soda-Drinking Habits Affect Belly Fat

Choosing diet soda in the hope of losing weight doesn't work, researchers find. In fact, it can put on weight in the form of increased belly fat, they find.

Life March 17, 2015

Pepsi launches Pepsi True sweetened by stevia. Is it truly healthier and non-artificial?

Drinks that use stevia, instead of artificial sweeteners, can cut sugar content by up to 50 percent. It all seems too good to be true and, well, it just might be.

Internet Culture October 2, 2014

Do artificial sweeteners increase risk of diabetes? Yes, warns new study

Artificial sweeteners can increase glucose intolerance leading to many problems caused by indigestible chemicals, according to a new study.

Life September 19, 2014

Are artificial sweeteners the recipe for diabetes and obesity?

Artificial sweeteners, often recommended to combat obesity and prevent diabetes, may be having an opposite effect, researchers say. Common sweeteners may raise glucose intolerance, a risk factor for diabetes, they report.

Life September 18, 2014

Sugar is harmful to brain. Sugar-sweetened beverage? It's just as bad

Sugar and high fructose corn syrup can each damage the brains of adolescent rats, but does that also apply to humans?

Life August 2, 2014

Truvia artificial sweetener can moonlight as human-safe pesticide. Don't believe it? Ask the fruit fly

Erythritol, a natural sweetener found in some fruits, is toxic to fruit flies, and could become a safe pesticide.

June 7, 2014

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