Aspartame intake is associated with greater glucose intolerance in individuals with obesity

Jennifer L. Kuk, Ruth E. Brown
2016 Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism  
This study examined whether sucrose, fructose, aspartame and saccharin influences the association between obesity and glucose tolerance in 2856 adults from the NHANES III survey. Aspartame intake significantly influenced the association between BMI and glucose tolerance (interaction: P=0.004), wherein only those reporting aspartame intake had a steeper positive association between BMI and glucose tolerance, than those reporting no aspartame intake. Therefore, consumption of aspartame is
more » ... ed with greater obesity-related impairments in glucose tolerance.
doi:10.1139/apnm-2015-0675 pmid:27216413 fatcat:7zz4aelzsfgx7droioweqw2fbe