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Artificial Sweeteners Linked To Weight Gain

June 11, 2010

Want to lose weight? It might help to pour that diet soda down the drain. Researchers have laboratory evidence that the widespread use of no-calorie sweeteners may actually make it harder for people to control their intake and body weight.

Psychologists at Purdue University’s Ingestive Behavior Research Center reported that relative to rats that ate yogurt sweetened with glucose (a simple sugar with 15 calories/teaspoon, the same as table sugar), rats given yogurt sweetened with zero-calorie saccharin later consumed more calories, gained more weight, put on more body fat, and didn’t make up for it by cutting back later, all at levels of statistical significance.  Continue reading..

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  1. Nancy permalink
    October 5, 2010 8:33 pm

    I really love crystal light, as I do water but Is it as bad for me as diet soda is? It is to hard to give up milk and sugar so I guess it is my guilty treat.

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