Artificial Sweeteners

Warning: Long, science-heavy video. No funny cats or guys getting hit in the nuts.

Artificial sweeteners, or as they are usually referred to in the literature “non-caloric” sweeteners or “high-intensity” sweeteners, address the problem of sugar calorie excess in our diet. They’ve been demonstrated to support weight loss or maintenance, reduce cavities and can be part of a healthy lifestyle.

Much focus has been on

CSPI report:
I disagree with CSPI on about 25% of their rankings, but I appreciate that they take a very conservative stance.

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General reviews:
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13. Yale J Biol Med. 2010 Jun;83(2):101-8. Gain weight by “going diet?” Artificial sweeteners and the neurobiology of sugar cravings
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17. Physiol Behav. 2009 Dec 7;98(5):618-24. Effect of moderate intake of sweeteners on metabolic health in the rat.
18. Food Addit Contam. 2006 Apr;23(4):327-38. The intake of intense sweeteners – an update review.

Post time: Jun-29-2017