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Myth or Fact? Decrease satiety.

MYTH: Low-calorie sweeteners, such as aspartame, increase desire for sweets, promote hunger, and decrease satiety. Claim: By “confusing” our taste preferences, leading to altered taste perception and a preference for high-calorie ad sweet-tasting foods and beverages. FACT: Studies on humans (as opposed to rats) show that including low-calorie sweeteners like...

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Myth of Fact? Weight Gain.

Myth: Low-calorie sweeteners, such as aspartame, cause weight gain. FACT: Trial after trial consistently demonstrates that substituting aspartame and other low cal sweeteners for caloric sweeteners are associated with modest weight loss.   [su_table] HUMAN CLINICAL TRIALS -- Modest weight loss with substitution of diet products/beverages Blackburn et al, AJCN,...

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Having Effective Conversations with Patients Regarding Weight

Health care providers are in an ideal position to talk to patients about the important topic of weight management because of the many health consequences associated with overweight and obesity.   Keri Peterson, MD and scientific advisor for the Calorie Control Council noted that “While physicians may feel time constraints during...

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Current Evidence on Noncaloric Sweeteners and their Health...

The PepsiCo Global Research and Development and the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science sponsored an Academic eBriefing by the New York Academy of Sciences in January 2016. “Current Evidence on Noncaloric Sweeteners and their Health Implications” is presented by Gary D. Foster (Weight Watchers International Inc.), John Glendinning (Barnard College), and Rick...

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Year-Long Study Finds Low-Calorie Beverages Beneficial for Weight...

Beverages made with low-calorie sweeteners, including aspartame and sucralose, may be beneficial tools to support weight loss and maintenance among overweight and obese adults, according to a new study published in Obesity. About the Study In the study, more than 220 overweight and obese adults were randomized into one of...

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Results of Sugar Reduction Research Clouded by Non-Compliance...

Study fails to isolate whether weight loss or calorie source was cause of health impact ATLANTA (October 29, 2015) — In the recent study “Isocaloric Fructose Restriction and Metabolic Improvement in Children with Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome,” the authors allege that sugar, more specifically fructose, causes health-related problems that are independent of...

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