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Debating the Effects of Artificial Sweeteners on Diabetics

Artificial sweeteners are often used as a substitute for sugar in order to control blood sugar levels and reduce calorie intake. However, there has been some debate over their effectiveness and safety for diabetics. While studies have shown that artificial sweeteners may help regulate blood sugar levels in the short term, there is not enough evidence to suggest that they have a long-term impact on diabetes control. Additionally, there is some concern that artificial sweeteners may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke in diabetics. This is because they can contribute to the development of insulin resistance, which can lead to high blood sugar levels and other health problems.

Here are 2 expert opinions to help you:

Dr Anoop Misra, Chairman, Fortis CDOC Hospital for Diabetes and Allied Sciences says

Recent studies on their use have shown that they raise the risk of heart disease, stroke and cancers. That’s why I have revised my advisory too

Dr. V. Mohan, an internationally acclaimed Diabetologist (Diabetes Specialist) says


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