Attention! The Diet soft drinks promote diabetes and heart attack

More and more studies attest that the artificial sweeteners used in diet soft drinks may promote type 2 diabetes, hypertension,
metabolic syndrome, stroke and heart attack. In short, what we have been told for years that would help us to avoid. The giant PepsiCo announced that very soon abandon aspartame in its products to replace it with a mixture of sucralose and acesulfame potassium. The reason is the drop in sales, a 5.2%, but surpassed by rival Diet Coke, which marked a flop even more, 6.6%. Who knows ... something starts to leak. In fact, for years now, research has highlighted the health risks due to aspartame. But it is the only? The market for diet sodas still holds and is still big business. In the United States it accounts for 27.5% of the 73.6 billion dollars that is the market for so-called soft drinks, according to Beverage Digest. But do not think that the synthetic sweeteners are only in soft drinks; They are also present in many other foods (always read the labels). Explains Tom Philpott of motherjones, several studies have shown that synthetic sweeteners promote their diseases from which the advertisement said would protect us: type 2 diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, stroke and heart attack. In 2012 a study from the University of Miami found that those who drank at least one diet soda a day had 43% more likely to have suffered a stroke and heart attack than those who did not drink, even after controlling for weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, intake of calories and sodium. Another large study published in 2009 found that regular drinkers of diet sodas have 67% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who did not drink. The behavioral neuroscientist at Purdue University, Susan Swithers, explained that these sweeteners confuse the response to sugar in our digestive system. The sweet taste is to the body the signal that is coming sugar and the body starts to produce hormones for digestion that target. But then sugar does not come and the body gets confused and animal tests have shown that it alters the ability to regulate sugar levels in the blood. Two new studies suggest another possible mechanism. Artificial sweeteners damage the billions and billions of microbes that live along the digestive tract, ie the gut microbiome. They are hit those bacteria, according to scientists, that define how many calories are derived from the food we eat. The first study, published in Nature by a team of researchers in Israel, saw that mice fed with water sweetened with artificial sweeteners (saccharin, aspartame and sucralose) were more prone to developing glucose intolerance, the precursor signal diabetes. In another study, published in PlosOne, the rats fed aspartame showed elevated levels of glucose and a lower tolerance to insulin. The analysis of faeces have also shown such as aspartame induces changes in gut bacteria and increases the presence of microbes associated to glucose. In short, if we want to "do good", rather than drinking the diet pop we avoid or reduce drastically the foods and tastes sweet. And we learn again to feed us what we really preserves health.