Results for - Yale Study May Help Resolve Debate over Low-Calorie Sweeteners

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Several studies in recent years have reported that low-calorie sweeteners in foods and beverages disrupt the human metabolism, promoting the development of diabetes and obesity. But other studies have found that consuming low-calorie drinks and food has little impact on metabolism and might actually aid in weight loss............................*source* : https://news.yale.edu/2020/03/03/yale-study-may-help-resolve-bitter-debate-over-low-cal-sweeteners

Have you personally ever used so-called sweeteners or sugar substitutes?

1. Have you personally ever used so-called sweeteners or sugar substitutes?

Yes
53%
1,328 votes
No
41%
1,035 votes
Undecided
5%
137 votes
If you have used so-called sweeteners or sugar substitutes, so you have a favorite?

2. If you have used so-called sweeteners or sugar substitutes, so you have a favorite?

Yes
25%
628 votes
No
36%
895 votes
Undecided
5%
114 votes
Not Applicable
35%
863 votes

3. The study showed that people who periodically drank beverages with the low-calorie sweetener sucralose, which is found in low-cal soft drinks, candy, breakfast bars, and other products, did experience problematic metabolic and neural responses — but only when a carbohydrate in the form of a tasteless sugar was added to the drink. In contrast, people drinking beverages with low-calorie sweeteners alone, or beverages with real sugar, showed no changes in brain or metabolic response to sugars. Have you ever consumed carbohydrates along with a diet soda or other diet product?

Yes
35%
876 votes
No
30%
750 votes
Undecided
14%
345 votes
Not Applicable
21%
529 votes

4. "The subjects had seven low-calorie drinks, each containing the equivalent of two packages of Splenda, over two weeks," said senior author Dana Small, professor of psychiatry and psychology and director of the Modern Diet and Physiology Research Center. "When the drink was consumed with just the low-calorie sweetener, no changes were observed; however, when this same amount of low-calorie sweetener was consumed with a carbohydrate added to the drink, sugar metabolism and brain response to sugar became impaired." Are the results from a study like this one likely to get you to change your dietary habits?

Yes
23%
580 votes
No
47%
1,187 votes
Undecided
29%
733 votes
The study was designed to test the theory that consuming sweet foods and beverages without calories

5. The study was designed to test the theory that consuming sweet foods and beverages without calories "uncouples" sweet taste perception from energy intake, resulting in a diminished physiological response to sugar that could ultimately lead to weight gain, glucose intolerance and diabetes. The new study of 45 individuals demonstrates that the uncoupling hypothesis is wrong, the researchers reported: Rather, the findings suggest, consuming low-calorie sweeteners with a carbohydrate impairs metabolism. Does it concern you that consuming diet products simultaneously with carbohydrates can impair your body's metabolism?

Yes
51%
1,268 votes
No
24%
611 votes
Undecided
25%
621 votes

6. "The bottom line," said Small, who also directs Yale's newly formed division of nutritional psychiatry, "is that, at least in small quantities, individuals can safely drink a diet soda, but they shouldn't add French fries." Before this survey, did you know anything about this study suggesting the dangers of combining sucrose and carbohydrates?

Yes
17%
424 votes
No
65%
1,631 votes
Undecided
18%
445 votes
04/05/2020 Health & Fitness 2531 73 Anonymous

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