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Did you know that by 2040 it is predicted 1 in 10 people will be living with diabetes?

Armed with funding through our recent grant round at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Professor Christopher Rayner and Associate Professors Richard Young and Geraint Rogers will determine if artificial sweeteners contribute to, rather than alleviate type 2 diabetes.

Through their work, this world-class research team has proved that a diet high in artificial sweeteners increases a healthy person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Now they’re setting out to prove for the first time if these sweeteners are impairing blood glucose control in type 2 diabetes sufferers rather than improving it, as has always been believed. Prof Rayner and Associate Professor Young spoke with Will McDonald on 9 News Adelaide about this life-changing research, watch the video below.

If you have type 2 diabetes and would like to volunteer to be a part of this revolutionary study, please contact us at (08) 8244 1100 or email at contactus@hospitalresearch.com.au.

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