Much has been said about the possible adverse effects caused by those commonly used as substitutes for sugar, especially affecting a possible cardiovascular risk, blood pressure and overall health.
Recent studies published by the University of Oxford analyze precisely this issue, through papers that discuss the debated incidence of sugar substitutes in health. These are his conclusions.
According to these publications, based on studies that critically evaluated the efficacy of stevioside glycosides (a compound on which many alternative sweeteners to traditional sugar are based), carried out through nine studies involving more than 700 participants, the relationship between their consumption and possible adverse health effects , and are even suitable for the consumption of people suffering from diabetes.
Thus, no significant evidence was found to support belief based on potential cardiovascular problems, with significant decreases in diastolic blood pressure and fasting blood glucose.
As the paper explains, non-caloric sweeteners can be part of a fully balanced and safe eating plan based on absorption and metabolism and total and rapid elimination by the body.
Among these characteristics are sweeteners as widespread as acesulfame, aspartame, saccharine, stevia or sucralose, although, he explains, your continuous intake should always be determined by a specialist or nutritionist.