Sweetener in diet drinks may increase food cravings — and more

Medical Watch

For Tuesday, Sept. 28, WGN’s Medical Reporter Dina Bair has the latest on new information, including:

  • Imperial College London researchers set out to determine the signs most often associated with COVID-19. They looked at data from a million volunteers ages five and older. 
  • A new USC study reveals drinks that contain the artificial sweetener sucralose make people hungrier! The non-nutritive sweetener acts on brain activity, increasing food cravings and appetite. 
  • Depressive symptoms in early adulthood increase the risk for cognitive impairment, according to a University of California San Francisco study. 

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