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Artificial sweeteners in Diet Coke increase risk of developing Type 2 diabetes



Artificial sweeteners in Diet Coke increase risk of developing Type 2 diabetes



Last week, Diet Coke hit the headlines, after a study revealed that sweeteners in the popular drink were toxic to gut bacteria. Now, a new study builds on that research, and suggests that these sweeteners can actually increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes . Researchers from Adelaide Medical School found that the changes to gut bacteria caused by sweeteners also impairs the regulation of glucose levels. The researchers, led by Dr Richard Young, said: “Our findings support the concept that such sweeteners worsen blood sugar control in healthy subjects by disrupting the regulation of glucose uptake and disposal, as well as from changes in the balance of gut bacteria.

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