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What can cause sudden intolerance to caffeine and artificial sweeteners?

What can cause sudden intolerance to caffeine and artificial sweeteners?

Thyroid can, but: Overactive thyroid can cause intolerance to caffeine, but it's not likely. Intolerance to artificial sweeteners is very rate. It may be a combination of multiple things going on in your life. ...Read more

Sugar Substitute (Definition)

Sugar subsitites are chemicals that taste like sugar but have no calories and do not change blood sugar when consumed, they include: saccharine, aspartame (equal) sucralose (splenda), and stevia only the ...Read more


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Can artificial sweetener worsen diabetic neuropathy pain?

Can artificial sweetener worsen diabetic neuropathy pain?

No: It should not make your diabetic neuropathy pain worse and it may lead to slightly better glucose control which can slow progression. While I do not endorse using artificial sweeteners much as they can lead to weight gain with certain patients, due to increasing that "sweet tooth" sensation, it has its place in moderation in a diabetic diet. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Do artificial sweeteners cause bladder cancer?

No: No convincing human data to prove this. ...Read more

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Can the sugar in fruit cause diabetes?

Can the sugar in fruit cause diabetes?

No: Sugar itself doesnt cause diabetes. Being overweight with subsequent insulin resistance can lead to diabetes.When insulin resistance occurs, processed sugars and processed foods can further contribute to the diabetes. ...Read more

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Can diet sodas cause diabetes/?

Can diet sodas cause diabetes/?

No: No food per se can cause diabetes but if the food cause you to gain a lot of weight, then your risk of developing diabetes increase. ...Read more

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Are artificial sweeteners bad for diabetics and/or do they even adversely affect blood sugar?

Are artificial sweeteners bad for diabetics and/or do they even adversely affect blood sugar?

Chemical sweeneners: can be toxic to the brain. You are better off using a natural root product called "Stevia." It is very sweet so you need very little and the manufacturers say it does not raise blood sugar. Check w/doc first. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can shaken drinks cause diabetes?

Can shaken drinks cause diabetes?

Not sure: I'm not sure what you mean by shaken drinks. If you mean milk shakes, then too many of them can lead to weight gain, and being overweight or obese can dramatically increase one's risk for type 2 diabetes. If you mean shaken (not stirred, like james bond) martinis, probably not, though excess drinking certainly has other health risks. If you mean something else, please re-ask your question. ...Read more

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Does fresh sugar cane juice cause harm or cause diabetes?

Does fresh sugar cane juice cause harm or cause diabetes?

Yes!: It is sugar with a few minerals. Nothing else. It is essentially useless calories, with no specific health benefits, as is regular cane sugar! sugar consumption is far too high in our country! it is one of the major causes for obesity and type 2 diabetes! ...Read more

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Can artificial sweeteners inhibit weight loss or cause water retention? Are there any big red flags that go along with artificial sweeteners?

Can artificial sweeteners inhibit weight loss or cause water retention? Are there any big red flags that go along with artificial sweeteners?

Some evidence : There has been studies to show that consumption of a single artificially sweetened beverage a day can increase your risk of diabetes by 40% the same subject tended to be overweight. Some cause cancer in lab rates, while others are associated with increase blood pressure. I recommend staying away. ...Read more

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Can sugar cause skin problems?

Can sugar cause skin problems?

Sugar: Sugar by itself won't cause skin infection or problems, but excess sugar leading to diabetes definitely can. Diabetes puts you at higher risk for skin infections and skin discolorations. ...Read more

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Can diabetics have any sugar?

Can diabetics have any sugar?

Yes: Consult a certified dietician to find out which foods, sugars and starches, you can eat. ...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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Can artificial sweetener cause bladder, kidney, or urinary problems?

Can artificial sweetener cause bladder, kidney, or urinary problems?

Yes: There is a long association between sweeteners and cancer. There are newer ones tha may be better since not truly artificial. ...Read more

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Could artificial flavoring cause cancer?

Could artificial flavoring cause cancer?

No: I don't believe it. Government regulators tend to be zealots and each chemical added to food is checked for its ability to mutate dna. A few old food colors that did this are gone. Mother nature itself is full of cancer-causing chemicals in quantities well above what we'd accept from additives. Stop worrying, eat what you like (i prefer natural stuff) and keep up the customary watch for cancer. ...Read more

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How does an artificial sweetener cause weight gain in some people?

No: Eating too many calories and not burning off enough leads to weight gain. The recent news was scientifically incorrect and misinterpreted by the media. Don't get your scientific information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I have checked artificial sweeteners cause insulin resistance and may lead to diabetes 2.Is same true for natural sweetner Stevia.. long term hazards?

I have checked artificial sweeteners cause insulin resistance and may lead to diabetes 2.Is same true for natural sweetner Stevia.. long term hazards?

Stevia: Stevia appears safe for long term use. It is derived from natural sources, has no calories or raise blood sugar.and shouldn't cause insulin resistance. Just make sure to buy reliable brands which pass inspections. ...Read more

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My husband has type2 diabetes and high cholesterol( not undercontroll), what is a good artificial sweeteners(no splenda)to use in foods?

My husband has type2 diabetes and high cholesterol( not undercontroll), what is a good artificial sweeteners(no splenda)to use in foods?

Avoid them!: Artificial sweeteners seem to trigger craving for more sugar and calories so best to avoid them and enjoy the natural flavors of food. Mrs dash has a variety of safe spices if needed. For a sweet craving have a small piece of fruit... Not fruit juice! ...Read more

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I have a Hx of gestational diabetes. I'm 4 wks pregnant now and want to start off right. Which artificial sweeteners are safe during pregnancy?

I have a Hx of gestational diabetes. I'm 4 wks pregnant now and want to start off right. Which artificial sweeteners are safe during pregnancy?

None: If you have had gestational Diabetes in he past most artificial sweeteners that contain aspartane will do you no favors in this pregnancy. Consider modifying that amount of sugar in your diet and possibly substitute honey which is a simple more digestible sugar. Talk to you OB MD about this issue when you make an appointment and congratulations on thinking ahead droning this pregnancy. ...Read more

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Artificial Sweeteners (Definition)

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