Artificial Sweeteners: Is Your Sweet Tooth Killing You?

Imagine you've just come home from a stressful day, and there on the counter are those delicious cookies staring right at you. You know they’ve got artificial sweeteners in them, so -- no harm, no foul. Right?  Not so fast. More and more, new research shows how fake sugars negatively affect your gut and metabolic health, and your heart. They boost food cravings and insulin resistance, which is a precursor to type 2 diabetes. So, it begs the question: Is your sweet tooth killing you? 

Host: Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., Chief of Cardiology at Baptist Hospital and Chief Population Health Officer at Baptist Health.
Guests: Angel Alejandro, M.D., Endocrinologist, Baptist Health Medical Group; and Amy Kimberlain, RDN, Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator at Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

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