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Artificial Sweeteners

How can artificial sweeteners increase my risk of diabetes?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    Since artificial sweeteners cause your body to crave more food, you can put on weight, which increases your risk for diabetes.

    Whether you’re diabetic or not, limit yourself to no more than 2 servings of artificial sweeteners per day. (A serving size equals 1 sweetener packet or 1 diet soda.)
  • AElizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD, Functional Medicine, answered
    How can artificial sweeteners increase my risk of diabetes?

    New studies are showing a connection between artificial sweeteners and diabetes; these products confuse the body, and can create hormone and blood sugar imbalances. Watch functional medicine expert Elizabeth Boham, MD, discuss this correlation.

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