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Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain, heart disease and other health issues | ScienceDaily

Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain, heart disease and other health issues | ScienceDaily

Consumption of artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame and sucralose, is widespread and increasing. Emerging data indicate that artificial, or nonnutritive, sweeteners may have negative effects on metabolism, gut bacteria and appetite, although the evidence is conflicting.

To better understand whether consuming artificial sweeteners is associated with negative long-term effects on weight and heart disease, researchers from the University of Manitoba’s George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation conducted a systematic review of 37 studies that followed over 400,000 people for an average of 10 years. Only 7 of these studies were randomized controlled trials (the gold standard in clinical research), involving 1003 people followed for 6 months on average.

Source: Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain, heart disease and other health issues — ScienceDaily