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A 30-year-old male asked:

Studies say artificial sweetener cause people to crave more sweet & food carbs & result in wgt gain,higher sugar.true 4 natural sweetener stevia also?

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Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not so with Stevia: No. A study I found (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195666310000826) showed that with Stevia, there was no craving. Also, there was no increase in insulin levels, unlike with aspartame, which is important regarding the issue of insulin resistance. Hope that helps.
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