New Research Shows Artificial Sweeteners Are Making You Gain Weight

07/18/2017 - Canadian Medical Association Journal


 A new review published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal Monday confirmed what we've long suspected: Fake sugars like aspartame and sucralose are just flat-out bad for you.

The review looked at 37 studies that tracked the health habits of 406,000 people over time and found that there's no concrete evidence supporting the hypothesis that artificial sweeteners help with weight management. Actually, the opposite is true—those in the reviewed observational studies saw a small increase in BMI and a 14 percent greater likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes. 

"There's no clear evidence for benefit from the artificial sweeteners, and there is a potential that they have a negative impact, but we need more research to figure it out for sure," concludes lead author Meghan Azad, an epidemiologist at the University of Manitoba.


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