Health: The weighty costs of non-caloric sweeteners

Nature. 2014 Oct 9;514(7521):176-7. doi: 10.1038/nature13752. Epub 2014 Sep 17.

Abstract

Analyses in mice and humans indicate that non-caloric artificial sweeteners may promote obesity-associated metabolic changes by changing the function of the bacteria that colonize the gut.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Female
  • Gastrointestinal Tract / drug effects*
  • Gastrointestinal Tract / microbiology*
  • Glucose Intolerance / chemically induced*
  • Glucose Intolerance / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microbiota / drug effects*
  • Sweetening Agents / adverse effects*

Substances

  • Sweetening Agents