Study shows how artificial sweeteners may contribute to weight gain

09/24/2013 | Business Standard (India)

Low-calorie, artificial sweeteners may actually lead to weight gain because they do not satisfy the body's craving for sugar, which in turn may prompt people to consume more sugar-laden foods, a study indicated. The findings in the Journal of Physiology demonstrate "how physiological states may [affect] our choices between sugars and sweeteners" and suggest that using a combination of artificial sweeteners and small amounts of sugar may help maintain energy metabolism, said lead researcher Ivan de Araujo.

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