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is equal sugar substitute bad for you

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
15 years experience General Practice
Yes: Just remember if you are diabetic, this may raise your blood glucose since it is a fruit.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Not enough research: Just yesterday, american heart association & american diabetes association published a joint scientific statement on use of non-nutritive sweeteners, ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremy Eckstein
20 years experience Bariatrics
Sugar substitute : Chemical substance of sweet taste with few or no calories.
Dr. Richard Lipman
55 years experience Diabetology
Artificial sweetner: Sugar subsitites are chemicals that taste like sugar but have no calories and do not change blood sugar when consumed, they include: saccharine, asp ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
You can, however...: Most sugar substitutes like NutraSweet and Splenda are toxic and should be avoided. Truvia is relatively safe, though its marketing claim of being "al ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Satloff
40 years experience Pain Management
Yes: a natural sugar substitute
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
45 years experience Endocrinology
Unfortunately yes: B"sd no it is a sugar, just like sucrose or table sugar. In fact some evidence suggest that it might lead to fatty liver and metabolic abnormalities ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
39 years experience Dentistry
Mannitol an sorbitol: Mannitol and sorbitol are commonly used sugar substitutes. Though they are less cariogenic than sugar containing gums, they are not non-cariogenic.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
No better/no worse: They're all about the same. Use whatever you think tastes better. Some can't be used in baking.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
Depends: There are three main sugar substitutes-equal, slenda & nutrisweet. They have been tested extensively and are believed to be safe, although some people ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Giltnane
13 years experience Pathology
Stevia: In my opinion, stevia is the safest artificial sweetener currently available. If you are a diabetic, you might consider tupelo honey - a variety of ... Read More
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