Artificial Sweeteners Not So Sweet

Artificial Sweeteners Not So Sweet

Sucralose is a popular non-caloric artificial sweetener thought to be safe. In a small, early study, researchers have shown its use may predispose people to metabolic syndrome. Dr. S. Sen, a senior study author, said, “The only part that’s not there is the...
Use of Fake Sugar Growing

Use of Fake Sugar Growing

A cross-sectional study using U.S. NHANES data from 2009-2012 found kids consumption of artificial sweeteners—aspartame, sucralose, saccharin, and others—has skyrocketed. In 1999 less than 9% of children consumed low-calorie sweeteners (LCSs). By 2012 that number had...
Sugar Substitues: May Not be Sweet for Your Health

Sugar Substitues: May Not be Sweet for Your Health

A small study (published as an abstract) of healthy individuals received the equivalent non-caloric sweetener contained in 1.5 liters of “diet” soda for 14 days along with a with a control group receiving a placebo. The results suggest that glucose...
Use of Fake Sugar Growing

Artificial Sweeteners and Health Risks

A meta-analysis of 37 studies examining the impact of artificial sweeteners found they are not associated with reduced body mass index (BMI). More than 400,000 people over 12 years of age were studied. The long-term studies saw a modest increase in BMI, especially...