Medical News Today: Low-calorie sweeteners may promote metabolic syndrome

Medical News Today: Low-calorie sweeteners may promote metabolic syndrome

In the new study, researchers from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., examined the effects of a low-calorie sweetener called sucralose on human stem cells from fat tissue. These were experimented on in petri dishes that simulated an obesity-promoting environment. The scientists mimicked the typical concentration of sucralose in the blood of people who consume high quantities of low-calorie sweeteners. When this was administered to the stem cells, the team noticed increased expression of genes linked with fat production and inflammation. The authors followed this up with a separate experiment involving biopsy samples of abdominal fat from people who were...

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