Artificial sweeteners may tip scales toward metabolic problems

In mice and people, saccharin upsets gut microbes, glucose metabolism

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BITTERSWEET  The artificial sweetener saccharin, an ingredient in Sweet'N Low, meddles with the gut’s microbial community, setting in motion metabolic changes associated with obesity and diabetes.

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