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Studies say artificial sweetner can lead to weight gain and/or increase blood sugar level(src:'sugar substitute' in wiki).does stevia has same effect?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Absolutely, however: mechanism of weight gain/↑ed blood sugar clearly not the artificial sweeteners per-se. Far more likely the issue is supporting/promoting behaviors of seeking sweet tastes & eating more carbs while thinking this would be OK, compensated for by the artificial sweetener. Tiny imbalances, over time, will produce significant changes in body fat.

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