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Artificial Sweeteners: Not a Healthy Alternative to Sugar

October 30, 20159 min
Are there still potential issues with artificial sweeteners?Artificial sweeteners seem like a great alternatives to sugar since they add the sweetness of real sugar without the added calories and health hazards.However, that's far from the truth. In fact, researchers are also noting that artificial sweeteners might not be that better for you. Many have criticized artificial sweeteners as the number-one cause for many health issues including weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer.A new meta-analysis that was published in the International Journal of Obesity looked at low-energy sweeteners (LES) and energy intake plus body weight.What did the meta-analysis find?Listen in as Karl Nadolsky, DO, and Spencer Nadolsky, DO share their recent article that discusses the skinny on artificial sweeteners.

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