Why diet sodas make you fat
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Author:  Kysa [ Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:59 pm ]
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This is why diet pop is really bad!!

Fat Cells Sweet On Saccharin

Fat cells appear to have a taste for artificial sweeteners that may make them pack on the lipids, researchers found.

It's been shown that the sweet receptors T1R2 and T1R3, which are expressed on the tongue, are also found in adipose tissue. This may help the cell sense whether there's excess energy to be stored, which may contribute to adiposity.

In several different types of cells, Becky Simon, BS, of the University of Michigan, and colleagues found that putting the artificial sweetener saccharin in the cell environment led to greater adipogenesis.

They found the converse was also true; knocking down these receptors prevented fat cells from getting bigger, even in the presence of saccharin.

Simon and colleagues saw similar results in mouse models: animals that lacked these receptors in their fat cells didn't experience excessive weight gain, even on a high-fat diet.

Presenting the results during a late-breaking session at the recent American Diabetes Association meeting, Simon said that artificial sweeteners appear to have a higher affinity for taste receptors than naturally occurring sugars such as fructose and glucose – a finding that needs further exploration.

-- Kristina Fiore

Author:  Sis [ Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:59 pm ]
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Author:  Kysa [ Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:31 pm ]
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Okay, this is my 30 second biochemistry explanation.
When things "taste" sweet it is because the food is binding to "sweet receptors" on your tongue. Fat cells have these same "sweet receptors". What binds to your tongue as sweet also binds to your fat cells. This applies to sugar, honey, saccharin, aspartame, etc. When a substance binds to sweet receptors on fat cells that is a message for the fat cell to go into storage mode. Thus even a "low/no cal" drink that tastes sweet, still tells your fat cells to store fat in them. And it turns out that the artificial sweeteners do this even better than the natural ones--sugar and honey.

Author:  Tory [ Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:55 pm ]
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Oh... so I'm better off drinking regular sweet tea than having unsweetend but adding Equ@l??

on a side note: I've seen people order a HUGE fast food meal and a diet soda... their reasoning is they can eat more because of the no calorie soda.. crazy thinking!!!

Author:  tx stephanie [ Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:45 pm ]
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no diet coke or caffeinated beverages. No junk food, no fried food. No carbs but whole grain, mostly fish, chicken and veggeis, greek yogurt, berries, apples, salad, etc. As you can see, very healthy. I was hoping that taking away all the bad junk would help me sleep better. So far, not!!!! Not a bit better. If I can just remember to take my vitamins regularly that may help. I really need to sleep. I fall asleep and sleep about 3 1/2 hours then it is toss and turn. I fall back to sleep just before it is tiem to get oup and go to work, or not at all. I pray up a storm to no avail.. Geeee

Author:  Anna1111 [ Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:51 pm ]
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Kysa, your post reminds me of a customer I had years ago who worked in a saccharine factory. He said, "Saccharine doesn't give you cancer like people say! The rats in our factory are the *fattest,* healthiest rats you've ever seen!"

Author:  LindaS [ Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:33 pm ]
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Stephanie, go to the good ole chamomile tea very strong.
Melatonin used to help me to sleep, Now I seem to fall asleep every time I lay down my head. I do not like that.
I start to watch a program or read and fall asleep.

Author:  Tory [ Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:25 pm ]
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Linda, you may have sleep apnea!!
People with apnea WILL fall asleep any place, any time. Even while driving.
They don't even know they have it usually.

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