While consuming too much of anything can lead to obesity, the team of researchers said beverages sweetened with sugar are particularly worrisome. Many beverage manufacturers are aware of this which is why artificial sweeteners have been used in diet drinks for decades. Despite claims that the artificial sweeteners aspartame, saccharine, and sucralose promote weight gain, the latest study says that’s not true.
Lead author Dr. Kimber Stanhope, a research nutritional biologist at the University of California, Davis, says aspartame, at least, has not been found to result in weight gain among adults. Talking to Daily Mail Online, Dr. Stanhope said: “There are more than ten dietary intervention studies that show that consumption of aspartame does not promote weight gain. The long and short of it is that there are no human dietary intervention studies on noncaloric sweeteners that show weight gain.”
That doesn’t mean that sugar substitutes are “better” for you, either. Dr. Nandi. the Chief Health Editor on WXYZ ABC Detroit explains the lawsuit filed last year against diet soda manufacturers. Take a look at what Dr. Nandi had to say below.
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