- Rats on same number of calorie diets were given sugar and artificial sweeteners
- The rats getting artificial sweeteners actually GAINED weight
- ‘’ chemicals (aspartame and saccharin), much like pesticides, may actually poison us into gaining weight’’
‘’ you will find peer-reviewed and published research on our site linking aspartame to over 40 adverse health effects, including fibromyalgia, brain cancer, kidney damage, urinary tract cancer, leukemia and many other serious conditions.’’
- Effects of artificial sweeteners on body weight, food and drink intake. – Dec 2010
Rats gained weight on artificial sweeteners
These results question the effect of non-caloric artificial sweeteners on weight-maintenance or body weight decrease.
- Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota Nature Sept 2014
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- Death By Diet Soda? New York Times Sept 2019
- "26 percent more likely to die prematurely than those who rarely drank sugar-free beverages."
- " JAMA Internal Medicine, followed 450,000 Europeans over 16 years"
- Artificial sweeteners--a recently recognized class of emerging environmental contaminants: a review July 2012
- Nonnutritive Sweeteners: Current Use and Health Perspectives A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association July 2012
- Non-nutritive Sweeteners: What Do They Offer to a Heart Healthy Diet? Press release from ANA – July 2012 includes the following message
''Use of nonnutritive sweeteners does not in itself guarantee weight loss, but it is possible that judicious use of non-nutritive sweeteners within an awareness of overall caloric consumption can support weight loss efforts.’’
- Gain weight by "going diet?" Artificial sweeteners and the neurobiology of sugar cravings: Neuroscience 2010
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- Figure 1. Time line of artificial sweetener use and obesity trends in the United States.
Middle line: changes in the percentage of the population who are obese (BMI >30) from 1961 to 2006. Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 57.
Bottom line: changes in the percentage of the population who are regular artificial sweetener users from 1965 to 2004. Source: National Household Survey .
Top line: changes in the number of new artificial sweetener containing food products introduced to the American market from 1999 to 2004. Source: Mintel Market Analysis .
Bars below the time axis indicates the type and availability of artificial sweeteners in the United States over time. Source: Kroger et al .