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Do sugar substitutes affect blood glucose levels?

Some sugar substitutes have calories and will affect blood glucose levels, such as fructose (a sugar, but often used in “sugar-free” products) and sugar alcohols, such as sorbitol and mannitol. Others have very few calories and will not affect blood glucose levels, such as saccharin, acesulfame-K, aspartame (NutraSweet), and sucralose (Splenda).

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