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Natural Alternative Sweeteners and Diabetes Management

Authors
  • Mejia, Emily1
  • Pearlman, Michelle2
  • 1 University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, 33146, USA , Miami (United States)
  • 2 University of Miami Health Systems, Miller School of Medicine, 1120 NW 14th Street, Miami, FL, 33136, USA , Miami (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current Diabetes Reports
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Nov 21, 2019
Volume
19
Issue
12
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11892-019-1273-8
Source
Springer Nature
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Abstract

Purpose of ReviewThe goal of this review is to discuss the data on natural alternative sweeteners and their effects on glucose homeostasis and other metabolic parameters within the past five years. We sought to answer whether common natural alternative sweeteners have a positive or negative effect on glucose control in both human and animal models, and whether the data supports their widespread use as a tool to help reduce the prevalence of diabetes and associated comorbid conditions.Recent FindingsRecent studies suggest that natural alternative sweeteners may reduce hyperglycemia, improve lipid metabolism, and have antioxidant effects particularly in those that have baseline diabetes.SummaryDiabetes and metabolic syndrome have become a global healthcare crisis and the sugar overconsumption plays a major role. The use of artificial sweeteners has become more prevalent to improve insulin resistance in those with diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome, although the evidence does not support this result. There are however some promising data to suggest that natural alternative sweeteners may be a better alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners.

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