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Stevia - can it be the solution for America's obesity and diabetic crisis?

Michelle Boysel


Obesity is becoming a global epidemic.  Overconsumption of sugar by the population is the major reason underlying this epidemic.  Stevia rebaudiana was used by native people in South America to treat blood pressure and obesity. In 2008, FDA approved rebaudioside A as a sweetener.  In this article, I review the various pharmacological properties of this herbal sweetener and based on my findings suggest that this may have a role in solving global obesity epidemic


Stevia; Diabetes: Obesity; Herb


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