Thursday, February 14, 2008

Diet Pop Debunked.....Again.

"Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not!"
~ Author Unknown

Diet pop and artificial sweeteners took yet another beating in a study conducted by Psychologists at Purdue University. The researchers feed some rats yogurt sweetened with glucose, while other rats were feed yogurt sweetened with a zero-calorie sweetener called saccharin.
"The saccharin-eating rats ate a greater number of calories, gained more weight, put on more body fat and didn't make caloric allowances for the extra calories they consumed."
When humans and animals are about to eat our core body temperature rises as does our metabolic rate. The core temperature of the rats that consumed the saccharin rose less than their glucose consuming companions. Slower metabolism, equals weight gain.

The researchers didn't test any of the more common sweeteners, but theorize that:
"artificial sweeteners like aspartame, sucralose and acesulfame K may have similar effects to saccharin's." ~
The study is published in the February issue of Behavioural Neuroscience.

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