The Science Behind Artificial Sweeteners  Are They Safe? Are They Making Us Fat?

The Science Behind Artificial Sweeteners Are They Safe? Are They Making Us Fat?

January 9, 2022 0 By FitnessTips

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▹Acceptable Daily Intake Explanation‣ 2:07
▹Aspartame ‣ 3:07
▹Sucralose ‣ 6:33
▹Acesulfame Potassium ‣ 7:54
▹Saccharin ‣ 10:08
▹Stevia ‣ 10:55
▹Weight Gain/Increased Appetite ‣ 12:47


•National Cancer Institute- Artificial Sweeteners and Cancer
•American Cancer Society – Aspartame
•Magnuson et al., 2016 – Biological fate of low-calorie sweeteners
•Mallikarjun & Sieburth, 2015 – Aspartame and Risk of Cancer: A Meta-analytic Review
•Sharma et al., 2016 – Artificial sweeteners as a sugar substitute: Are they really safe?
•Ma et al., 2009 – Effect of the artificial sweetener, sucralose, on gastric emptying and incretin hormone release in healthy subjects
•Bian et al., 2017 – The artificial sweetener acesulfame potassium affects the gut microbiome and body weight gain in CD-1 mice
•Urban et al., 2013 – Steviol glycoside safety: Is the genotoxicity database sufficient?
•Tate et al., 2012 – Replacing caloric beverages with water or diet beverages for weight loss in adults
•Anton et al., 2010 – Effects of stevia, aspartame, and sucrose on food intake, satiety, and postprandial glucose and insulin levels
•Fitch & Keim, 2012 – Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Use of Nutritive and Nonnutritive Sweeteners
•Schiffman et al., 1987 – Aspartame and Susceptibility to Headache

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