In the News: Another article about the risks of artificial sweeteners and their link to cancer.
Background: Some artificial sweeteners can increase your risk for cancer. Ideally, you’d want to avoid such sweeteners in your diet.
Who’s this for?
- anybody interested in diabetic health.
- anybody interested in natural foods.
Doctor’s Expert Health Insights
What are some points I should focus on?
First: Yes, research is showing that people who consume a lot of artificial sweeteners do express a higher risk of cancer. The key in here is: A LOT.
Second: Aspartame and Acesulfame-K are the two sweeteners identified in the study.
Third: The data is still evolving. Essentially, we need a lot more data to make direct connections.
The Big Picture: Moderation. That’s it! Don’t overdo it. If you can, reduce the amount and number of artificial sweeteners in your diet. Sugars from natural sources such as fruits and natural stevia are alternatives you can use.
Talk to your doctor if your A1C level is greater than 5.6
Sources Cited in the Tile Above
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|Artificial sweeteners and cancer risk: Results from the NutriNet-Santé population-based cohort study.||https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1003950|
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