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i-3498ae1bf14c60bdda6d63061f3927e6-sugars.jpgLast week, a bunch of sciblings wrote about a study from Purdue psychologists suggesting that high consumption of artificial sweeteners is linked to obesity. In the study—published in Behavioral Neuroscience in February—rats fed a sugar substitute gained significantly more weight than those fed regular glucose.

Not gonna lie: As someone who consumes those sweet yellow packets in high numbers, I was somewhat alarmed by these results. (Not that I’ve decreased my intake since, of course.)

Are y’all as addicted as I am?



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