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By Jamie Pitlick
Drake University 

Sugar substitutes: Is one better or worse for diabetes? For weight loss? An expert explains

 


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(THE CONVERSATION) Wandering through the grocery store, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the numerous brands and health claims on the dozens of sugar substitutes. It can be particularly confusing for those with diabetes or pre-diabetes who must keep their blood sugar in check and control their weight.

With the growing diabetes and obesity epidemic, there has been increasing awareness around the use of added sugars in foods. The most recent edition of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines...



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