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I've Heard That Low-calorie Sweeteners Can Increase Your Appetite. Is This Accurate?

A recent analysis of published research concluded that low-calorie sweeteners (such as aspartame, acesulfame-K, saccharin and sucralose) do not affect appetite in adults. There were not enough studies in children to draw a conclusion.

Also, keep in mind that using low-calorie sweeteners will affect overall energy balance only if the low-calorie sweeteners are substituted for higher calorie foods and beverages.


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