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Those who are convinced that artificial sweeteners are an effective way to control weight will say that were it not for the massive and ever-increasing amounts of artificial sweeteners being consumed by the public, obesity would be even worse.
While I don't touch Splenda and I think it's garbage, that study didn't tell too much.
It was very short and the control was water. Yes, it had a much higher insulin reaction compared to water...but how would it fair against the sweetener it replaced? To me, that would be much more interesting. Also, the study was on a tiny group of obese people who don't use Splenda regularly. Maybe the effect wears off after regular use? Maybe it increases? Maybe it works differently in non-obese people?
Once again, I don't think anyone should touch Splenda, but that study did not warrant the articles headline. We should hold studies that back our own beliefs to the same high standards we hold contrary studies.
it was a tiny sample size too. still, i'm glad i don't use it
When I'd had enough of the grain and starched based 'diabetic eating for health' diet (eating for health, my ass!) my weight was 242.5 lbs. On starting primal- 18th April 2013 weight : 238.1.
27th July 2013. weight after 100 days 136.9 weight lost 101.2lb ; that's 105.6lbs since I stopped the 'diabetic eating for health'
new journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...ml#post1264082