Artificial sweeteners: Dietary saint or sinner?

Artificial Sweeteners In Diet Fizzy Drinks May Be Making You Gain Weight

More bad news for people who consume a lot of artificial sweeteners.

Consumption of artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, sucralose and stevia, is widespread and increasing.

It's been an ongoing debate.

"Obesity is a major public health challenge that contributes to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease", Meghan B. Azad, PhD, from George & Fay Yee Center for Healthcare Innovation, University of Manitoba, Canada, and colleagues wrote.

In addition, the longer observational studies included in the research also showed a link between consumption of artificial sweeteners and relatively higher risks of weight gain and obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and other health issues.

"People are generally consuming non-nutritive sweeteners believing they are a 'healthy choice, ' but this may not be true", Azad told CNN. The best advice would be to choose your sugar intake wisely and avoid sweet foods when possible, no matter how many calories they may contain.

But those those looking for weight loss help in the short term did not appear to benefit either. This is how they discovered the link between artificial sweeteners and an increase in waist circumference and weight.

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"What we found was that at the end of the day, from all of this research, there really wasn't firm evidence of a long-term benefit of artificial sweeteners". Contrary to assertions in the study by Azad et al., observational cohort studies, by design, do not and can not provide evidence that low calorie sweeteners are linked to weight gain or heart disease, as they are subject to indication bias and reverse causation can not be ruled out.

"The message is there isn't strong evidence for a benefit from these products - and there's potential evidence for harm", Dr. Azad said.

Recent studies into the health impacts of artificial sweeteners have shown up conflicting results.

The Food and Drug Administration has ruled that artificial sweeteners are safe, and sucralose, which was accidentally discovered by United Kingdom scientists while they were developing new insecticides, remains the biggest sugar substitute on the market, according to retail tracking service Infoscan Reviews and Information Resources, Inc. This could be tampering with metabolism and predisposes you to weight gain. By 2013, it's about 20 per cent. People who drink diet soda typically have higher body mass index and graze on more snacks. Bottled-water consumption in the US hit 39.3 gallons per capita previous year, while carbonated soft drinks fell to 38.5 gallons, marking the first time that soda was knocked off the top spot, according to recent data from industry tracker Beverage Marketing Corp.

The study was published July 17 in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). She offered this advice: "I'm going to say that you should drink water". In fact, the dosages used in the 2005 study, if applied to human subjects, would have required the equivalent of a daily intake of over 2000 cans of diet drinks, a dosage which, in humans, is too unrealistic to be considered a legitimate health risk.

The report analyzed 37 studies that followed the use of artificial sweeteners.

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