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Purchases of foods with some sugar substitutes increase

Purchases of foods containing sucralose increased from 39% in 2002 to 71% in 2018 and purchases of products with rebaudioside A increased from 0.1% to 26%, while purchases of foods with aspartame and saccharin declined during the time span, researchers reported in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Registered dietitian Samantha Heller commented that since research has not yet answered questions about the safety of sugar substitutes or their effects, she generally recommends people avoid them.

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