ARTIFICIAL sweeteners used in products including fizzy drinks could lead to diabetes, research suggests.
Scientists found that saccharine and sucralose affected gut bacteria in a way that impacted blood sugar levels.
Saccharine and sucralose impact blood sugar levels, research shows[/caption]
Manufacturers have long claimed that sugar substitutes are inert and have no affect on the human body.
But a study by the German National Cancer Centre said adults taking the sweeteners had “very distinct changes in the composition and function of gut microbes”.
Professor Eran Elinav wants to raise awareness of the danger and said: “Drinking only water seems best.”
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