Fabiana A. Hoffmann Sarda
Research Title: Sugar replacers effects on microbiome modulation and glucose homeostasis
Project Summary: Sugar replacers have been used as a dietary strategy, but although data is available about sweeteners consumption and their general health effects, their specific effect on the gut microbiome and its health implications are still very scarce. New non-artificial sweeteners have been proposed as healthier alternatives. We aim to investigate the relationships existing among the consumption of sugar replacers (artificial and new natural sources) and the intestinal microbiome, the glycemic control and brain-gut aspects.
Data from this study can support larger cohorts and contribute for dietary and food/health regulatory recommendations.