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Are Sugar Substitutes Actually Making You Fat?

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Sugar substitutes, like Splenda, may actually be making you gain weight.
Air Date: 6/12/13
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Are Sugar Substitutes Actually Making You Fat?
You might think you're being weight-conscious and saving calories by using an artificial sweetener to sweeten your coffee.

But a new study may make you think twice before adding that sweetener, especially if it's sucralose.

A study published in the Journal of Diabetes Care found that sucralose, known to millions as Splenda, causes insulin spikes... which in turn can affect your weight.

Get the 411 on these sugar substitutes from Andrea and Lisa.

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