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Doctor insights on: Artificial Sweetners

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Are there any side effects of artificial sweetners.?

Are there any side effects of artificial sweetners.?

I believe not: Other healthtap practitioners will want to share their own thinking. The enormous internet campaign against aspartame began with one pseudonymous individual offering preposterous, obviously malicious claims. Any time the public is told something is harmful, there will be anecdotes, support groups, and militants. If you must drink pop, i'd rather you avoid the sugar & obesity. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are artificial sweetners safe for diabetics ?

Are artificial sweetners safe for diabetics ?

Artificial Sweetener: Yes. They are. It is interesting that if you try to lose weight, they have not really panned out as the answer. If you would like to read more on this you can read "empty pleasures" by de la pena or you can read about each sweetener in my blog: www.Drjameslong.Com/blog. Look under "artificial sweeteners.". ...Read more

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Why do artificial sweetners make u gain weight when there ain't no calories ?

Appetite: There is some suggestion that the artificial sweetener still stimulates Insulin secretion and appetite, which will make you eat more overall. ...Read more

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Is it good to use artificial sweetners and low calorie sugar substitutes?

Is it good to use artificial sweetners and low calorie sugar substitutes?

Not harmful: You can find lots of claims of adverse effects and even horror stories about artificial sweeteners on line and elsewhere. But there is no scientific evidence they are harmful. ...Read more

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Are artificial sweeteners safe?

Are artificial sweeteners safe?

Yes: There was some controversy about saccharin in relation to a laboratory study in which very high levels caused bladder tumors in rats. Most other sweeteners have an excellent safety profile.. A few have objections for various reasons to aspartame. But sucralose and others seem totally fine. ...Read more

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How bad are artificial sweeteners?

How bad are artificial sweeteners?

Define bad for you: Anything can have side effects, even too much clean water. Artificial sweeteners are just that....Artificial. They don't belong in your body. Stevia is a plant extract that can be used as an "artificial" sweetener that may have less issues. Some people seem to tolerate artificial sweeteners without any problems, others get massive side effects. Choose your poisons carefully! ...Read more

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What is bad about artificial sweeteners?

What is bad about artificial sweeteners?

Aspartame : Some artificial sweetners contain aspartame. Asparatame has 92 different possible adverse reactions associated with it's use to include conditions like migraine headaches and seizures. ...Read more

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How dangerous are artificial sweeteners?

How dangerous are artificial sweeteners?

Dangerous enough: Do not use. Period! they are chemicals your body can do without. They are toxic to your nerves eben if not a diabetic. I forbid use of sweetners in my practice. ...Read more

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Why are artificial sweeteners bad for you?

Why are artificial sweeteners bad for you?

Aspartame: Not all artificial sweetners contain aspartame. Asparatame has 92 different possible adverse reactions associated with it's use to include conditions like migraine headaches and seizures. ...Read more

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Are artificial sweeteners dangerous to take?

Use in moderation: Artificial sweeteners don't cause cavities to occur and are fairly low in calories. However, consuming large amounts of artificial sweeteners may have a laxative effect. But with rare exceptions, they appear to pose little or no risk when used in moderation. Although artificial sweeteners are considered generally safe, some experts remain wary still because not enough long term data and history. ...Read more

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Why are artificial sweeteners so bad for you?

Aspartame: When some people take artifiical sweetners containing aspartame - a variety of different adverse reactoins can occur. ...Read more

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Are there down sides to artificial sweeteners?

Are there down sides to artificial sweeteners?

Yes: Splenda and nutraseet are both toxins and are harmful to your health! further, they suppress your central calorie counter and after a while most people who use them actually gain weight as a result as they increase the appetite! for more info go to mercola.Com and search - he has excellent articles on the bad nature of these products. Use stevia a natural plant extract as an alternative. ...Read more

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Are all artificial sweeteners bad for you? Why?

Aspartame: Some artificial sweetners contain aspartame which can cause health problems for some people. ...Read more

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Can you gain weight from the artificial sweeteners?

No clear answer: Theoretically no. Most artificial sweeteners are labeled non-caloric, because there is no calorie absorption and induced weight gain, but more and more studies that look at the long term effects of artificial sweeteners have shown correlations between weight gain and the use of sugar substitutes. Without long term and more comprehensive studies to support that correlation the answer is not clear. ...Read more

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Are all artificial sweeteners pretty much the same?

Mostly: Artificial sweeteners are chemicals designed to fit into the sweetness receptor of the tongue and mimic the taste of actual sugar. There are many variants, some naturally derived and some synthetic. The levels of chemical are quite low and while much has been made of the side effects, there is actually little to choose between them. ...Read more

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Is it true that artificial sweeteners are bad for you?

Define bad for you: Anything can have side effects, even too much clean water. Artificial sweeteners are just that....Artificial. They don't belong in your body. Stevia is a plant extract that can be used as an "artificial" sweetener that may have less issues. Some people seem to tolerate artificial sweeteners without any problems, others get massive side effects. Choose your poisons carefully! ...Read more