Title

The relationship between artificial sweeteners and depression among diabetic patients in De La Salle University Medical Center

Date of Completion

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Community Medicine

Keywords

Sweetening Agents, Depression, Diabetes

Abstract

The type of research design employed in this study was case control. The respondents of the study included 72 physician-diagnosed diabetic outpatiens and were identified using purposive sampling. A self-administered questionnaire was used as tool and data was analysed using odds ratio and chi-square. The study concluded that there was no significance in the intake of artificial sweeteners and depression but individual exposed or uses artificial sweeteners have 10-26% odds of manifesting the disease.

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