The composition of the gut microbiota is essential for a number of medical conditions and this area is currently undergoing a lot of research. In a publication in the journal Nature, Suez et al. (2014), describes the impact of the non-caloric artificial sweeteners saccharin, sucralose and aspartame on the blood glucose, the impact of saccharin on the gut microbiota and the adverse effects associated with the metabolic diseases, obesity and Diabetes mellitus. Products containing artificial sweeteners usually contain a low amount of sugar and are therefore recommended for diabetics. The effects of these artificial sweeteners were published again for the general public on the Danish science website Videnskab.dk, and later again in the free newspaper Metroxpress. In the convey of these articles a use of journalistic tools resulted, among other faults, in exclusions, rewritings and exaggerations of the original article by Suez et al. (2014). These errors resulted in a total loss of the essential content in the article from Metroxpress and a partial loss in the article from Videnskab.dk, which might give the wrong impression of the results from the article by Suez et al. (2014).
|Uddannelser||Basis - Naturvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||21 jan. 2015|
- Diabetes mellitus