Hopefully, we all know that soda contains aspartame which determines weight gain. If you think you can make up for the calories intake you have been stocking this Thanksgiving by drinking diet soda, specialists argue that you are wrong. Diet soda may still contain aspartame, an artificial sweetener. Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital had developed a study bound to prove the effects of this enzyme over our body.
Scientists have conducted a research and have tested mice by giving them aspartame-laced water. This sweetener has disrupted a gut enzyme, altering it to expose mice to gaining weight and probably developing diabetes. The protein which was disturbed by Aspartame is called intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP) being responsible for avoiding diabetes and obesity.
When this key enzyme meets the artificial sweetener, the catalyst suffers malformations being deactivated and no longer fighting against those diseases. Richard Hodin, who is a Mass. General and Harvard Medical School Professor of Surgery, has argued that the aspartame is blocking the correct functioning of the gut enzyme, determining a gain weight in mice which were tested.
Previous studies have revealed that aspartame, a base ingredient of sodas, was demonstrated to lead more likely to weight gains than weight losses. Nevertheless, Hodin argued that his new study wants to determine a method to prevent the terrible unwanted effect of gain weight which could lead to serious illnesses like diabetes and obesity.
He claimed that sugar substitutes like aspartame and many others of this kind don’t usually work as they are meant to. Experts were not able to determine why the malfunction of these substitutes occurs. Some believe that this type of sweetener is bound to trigger an increase in appetite, thus leading to gain weight. Hodin’s point of view is that the dysfunction of aspartame is due to the gut enzyme, being bound to block the enzyme’s effect.
The intestinal alkaline phosphatase is programmed to enable the process of symbiosis with the help of trillions of bacteria present in our gut. Aspartame which is very popular among thousands of products which we buy on a daily basis, but we are not even aware of what we are consuming, has determined a wide range of health concerns. Over the years, experts have analyzed the products which contain this sweetener and they have noticed that some diet sodas claimed they were aspartame-free drinks when they clearly were not.
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