A study has found that using artificial sweeteners instead of sugar can make women and obese men hungrier. Based on a paper recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by a research team led by Professor Kathleen Page at the University of Southern California (USC) Keke Medical School, the American Health and medicine portal WebMD on the 6th (local time) which was reported.
Researchers examined the activity of the brain reward center after giving women and obese men a drink with the artificial sweetener sucralose and a drink with added sugar, and found that sucralose increased activity (promoted appetite). They also found that women ate significantly more food when eating from a buffet after fasting for a period.
Sucralose products come in many forms, including a powder that many people use as a substitute for sugar in coffee and other beverages. These include artificial sweeteners from brands such as Spenda, Zerocal, Sukrana, SucraPlus, Candys, Cukren, and Nevella. It is also widely used in soft drinks and sugar-free products such as maple syrup, salad dressings, and other sauces.
“Artificial sweeteners trick the brain into feeling more hungry than necessary,” said Professor Page. It shows that using artificial sweeteners instead of sugar for dieting can have the opposite effect depending on gender and weight.
As far as artificial sweeteners are concerned, there are conflicting studies that show that they can help with weight loss and a healthy diet and that they can lead to weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic disorders. The essence of Professor Page’s research team newspaper is that these mixed results can be explained by considering gender and body mass index.
Dr Stephanie Kullmann, from the Institute for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases (IDM) at the University of Tübingen in Germany, said: “Although no calorie, artificial sweeteners enriched with sweet taste can negate the brain’s reaction to food and have negative consequences. have for women metabolism, especially in women.It suggests that it may bring “Future studies are needed to include gender and obesity as considerations for personalized diets for weight management,” he said.
However, it can not be definitively said that artificial sweeteners should not be used. Professor John L Cienfeiper of the Department of Nutrition at the University of Toronto, Canada, pointed out, “It is unclear whether this result is due to sucralose itself or a lack of calories.” He said more in-depth studies are needed into whether low-calorie to non-calorie sweeteners, including sucralose, have a practical effect on weight loss in overweight than obese people, regardless of gender.
By Han Gun-pill, reporter [email protected]
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