Study: Tasting no-calorie sweetener may affect insulin response on glucose tolerance test
M. Yanina Pepino, left, and Clara Salame
M. Yanina Pepino, left, and Clara Salame
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January 31, 2020
 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Artificial sweeteners such as sucralose provide the seductive taste of sweetness without the calories contained in sugar – a seeming win-win for people who need to control their blood sugar and insulin levels or weight.

However, simply tasting or consuming sucralose may affect blood glucose and insulin levels on glucose tolerance tests, scientists at the University of Illinois found in a new study.

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