EATING ATTITUDES TOWARDS FOOD WITH ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS IN A GROUP OF DIABETICS
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2006;56(Special issue 2s):145–149
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The main objective of this study was to investigate attitudes towards sugar-free products in a group of 74 diabetics from Warsaw region. The diabetics were asked questions about use of specific diets, intake of sweeteners and habits concerning consumption of all food products containing artificial sweeteners. On average, the majority of diabetics avoided sweetening meals/beverages with sucrose, although only one-third replaced it with table-top sweeteners. Less than half the individuals used to consume food products with artificial sweeteners as sugar replacers. The most important factors limiting the consumption among these diabetics were: a worse taste of sugar-free products when compared to traditional foods, the prevalence of reported health disturbances after consumption of food with artificial sweeteners, their too high price and a little knowledge about such products.
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