Saturday, February 16, 2008

Can Sugar Substitutes Make You Fat?

TIME reports: "When it comes to dieting, most of us are willing to resort to a trick or two to help us curb our appetite and eat less — drinking water to fill up when we're hungry, for example, or opting for artificial sweeteners instead of sugar to get the same satisfying sweetness without the offending calories. But new research suggests that the body is not so easily fooled, and that sugar substitutes are no key to weight loss — perhaps helping to explain why, despite a plethora of low-calorie food and drink, Americans are heavier than ever."

I have been hearing this for years about artificial sweeteners making you gain weight. It's fascinating to see Time write an article about it.
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