Date of Completion

6-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Grade 12

Keywords

Hyperglycemia, Natural Sweeteners, Artificial Sweeteners, Sweetening Agents

Abstract

Hyperglycemia is related to chronically high blood glucose levels. It may cause a variety of chronic complications that can affect almost of our body systems. Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate in Asian countries including the Philippines. Natural sweeteners such us honey, stevia and other sweeteners that came from plants and is composed of fructose, glucose and sucrose are also reported “that just because a sugar is labeled ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ does not make it a healthier choice”. Artificial Sweeteners on the other hand are man-made and are also linked to the occurrence of diabetes. They are said “to have worsen the very same disease they are supposed to treat”. The comparison on Artificial and Natural sweeteners on the occurrence of Hyperglycemia is still under research and undergoing debate as of today. This study will help determine which sweetener can increase blood glucose levels more than the other. Thirty albino mice were given dosages of honey (natural sweeetener) and splenda (artificial sweetener) with the aim of inducing hyperglycemia. The analysis of the data showed that the highest mean of natural sweetener is 225 meanwhile the mean of artificial sweetener is 117. The use of ANOVA helped to determine the changes in a continuous manner having three groups. The means and standard variation were stated for the outcome of the corrections of the Greenhouse-Geisser F-Statistic. After having the final result, it shows that the natural sweetener can increase the blood sugar level.

First Advisor

Teresita T. Pineda

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