Hormones that differentiate between real sugar and artificial sweeteners may exist in humans!
Can our brains distinguish between real sugar and artificial sweetners? http://bit.ly/1MjSBW2
All you crash dieters must have experienced an insane craving to bite into a huge bar of sugar-free chocolate or down a can of diet soda but still not felt completely satiated after having these foods! If we cannot derive the required nutrition in terms of calories from sugar, our brain will not send out the satiety signal for us to stop eating.
A recent study on the fruit fly ‘drosophila’ has revealed that the probable reason as to why we can taste the sweetness of artificial sugar but not get the sugar high might be a hormonal circuit in our body which can distinguish between real sugar and artificial sweeteners.
Monica Dus, Assistant Professor currently at the U-M Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology…
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