Twitter Linked-in Infertility Youtube Pinterest Google Plus Facebook

Consumption Of Artificially-Sweetened Beverages May Be Linked To Higher Risk Of Stroke, Dementia, Study Suggests.

May 2, 2017

Consumption Of Artificially-Sweetened Beverages May Be Linked To Higher Risk Of Stroke, Dementia, Study Suggests.

More data on the carbohydrate story and metabolic syndrome – just packaged differently.  We know that carbohydrate consumption leads to elevated insulin that leads to vascular compromise over time followed by stroke and heart attack.  There is data out there to support an association with dementia or alzheimer’s as well.  The age old puzzle has been observation that switching to artificially sweetened drinks does not seem to help weight loss or slow down weight gain in overweight people.  Why is that everyone wonders?  Science as a whole is failing to recognize the newer data on insulin release.  The studies that originally looked at insulin release looked at pancreatic cells in a dish where the sweetener’s were added with no increase in insulin secretion was observed.  Whew, that meant we could continue our sweet consumption.
Newer evidence is clear that when the tongue tastes sweet that the BRAIN signal the pancreas through nerves to release the insulin therefore we can’t escape the physiology.  We also know that if you think about carb foods or simply view a picture of these foods, insulin rises.  Yesterday my kids and I were riding through the Smoky Mountains and had forgotten our food backpack.  One of them started to talk about food and within 15 minutes you would have thought they were all dying of hunger despite the fact that I fed them a very low carb meal 1 hour prior.  This reaction by them was due to the insulin response triggered by the food discussion triggering an insulin response in all three (children) driving their blood sugar down and producing intense hunger!!  It was physiology in action.  So the next time you are staring at that donut billboard, Pintrest pictures, or watching that carbohydrate TV commercial, be aware of the hunger that develops shortly thereafter.  The food companies clearly understand the physiology in order to plan their advertising.  This response is primarily absent if you view a pile of meat.
 http://www.cbsnews.com/news/diet-soda-dementia-stroke-heart-risks-new-study/
Michael D. Fox, MD
Jacksonville Center
Reproductive Medicine
jcrm.org 

   
Go back to category:
[ssba]

Comments are closed.