Monday, July 27, 2015

Read: Questionable Whether Artificial Sweeteners Are Worse Than Added Sugar

In summary: Questionable whether artificial sweeteners are linked to cancer. Added sugars aren't doing us any favors. Neither of which are revelations.

My own take: Naturally occurring sugars wrongly get a bad rap. Nutrition is misconstrued and oversimplified all the time in the media, even by the "experts". The title of this article misleads by omitting the "Added" part of this equation. Artificial sweeteners have been linked to rises in obesity and reinforced by the discovery of the underlying biomolecular mechanisms, which the author failed to mention. A more honest title would be "Questionable Whether Artificial Sweeteners Are Worse Than Added Sugar".

Re: "The Evidence Supports Artificial Sweeteners Over Sugar", A.E. Carroll, The New York Times, 07/27/15

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