Commentary - Journal of Public Health and Nutrition (2018) Volume 1, Issue 4
Artificial sweeteners and their association with Diabetes: A review.
Over a century ago, Artificial Sweeteners (AS) were developed as food additives to provide sweetness without the associated high caloric content of sugar. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved five artificial sweeteners: aspartame, saccharin, acesulfame potassium, neotame and sucralose. These sweeteners have also been deemed safe for people with diabetes and are used to reduce both caloric and carbohydrate intake. However, despite the widespread consumption of artificial sweeteners by lean, overweight and obese individuals alike, obesity and diabetes continue to dramatically rise. This review examines the relationship between artificial sweeteners and diabetes and the need for continued investigation into the consumption of artificial sweeteners.Author(s): Adekunle Sanyaolu, Aleksandra Marinkovic, Jessica Gosse, Lorena Likaj, Oladapo Ayodele, Chuku Okorie, Orish Verner