"There is no convincing evidence that artificial sweeteners means no benefits for health. A variety of studies have been made, but it is not possible to draw any conclusions from them, write the researchers."
"Energy-rich foods in general and sugar in particular has been singled out as the culprit, both for those who want to lose weight and avoid illness."
"the Food industry has responded by pumping out a plethora of light products on the market, where the sugar has been replaced with artificial sweeteners. Today, these sweeteners in everything from grönsaksberedningar, marmalade and jam, soft drinks, ice cream and sports drinks."
"But the evidence that a higher intake of these sweeteners truly result in a better health is the few, if not non-existent."
"It says a group of european researchers after having analysed 56 studies where individuals, both adults and children, with high and low consumption of artificial sweeteners has been compared with each other. The dimensions analysed were body weight, blood glucose, dental health, mood, and the possible presence of cancer, heart disease, and kidney disease."
"According to the researchers, who recently reported their findings in the British Medical Journal, there were no clinically relevant or statistically significant differences between those who had consumed more artificial sweeteners, compared with persons who had not consumed these sweeteners at all, or only to a small extent."
"In some studies, the researchers write, visible differences. As to adults who have a high intake, improvements in body mass index (BMI), compared with adults who have a small intake of these sweeteners. But the differences were usually small, and the probative value is so small that it is not possible to draw any conclusions of the studies. Other studies showed instead a negative impact of these sweeteners, however, even these studies were not considered to be able to prove anything, why the question about these sweeteners being or non-being remains."
"in an article In Nature in 2014 showed the israeli researchers that the artificial sweeteners can result in impaired glucose tolerance and elevated blood sugar levels. That is to say just the opposite of what they claimed to do. Impaired glucose tolerance means an impaired ability of the body to manage blood sugar levels and is a known risk factor for type 2 diabetes."
"they were able to show that it is the intestinal bacteria that is the cause, that the sweeteners change the composition of the intestinal flora, causing blood sugar to skyrocket."