In an article published in the journal Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, Purdue University professor Susan E. Swithers wrote that artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose and saccharin can lead to higher risk of diabetes and obesity. The ABA said the piece is merely opinion, not research. "Low-calorie sweeteners are some of the most studied and reviewed ingredients in the food supply today. They are safe and an effective tool in weight loss and weight management, according to decades of scientific research and regulatory agencies around the globe," the ABA said in a statement.
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