An urgent need for definitive data on the health impact of artificial sweeteners exists.
A meta-analysis of 37 studies examining the impact of artificial sweeteners found they are not associated with reduced body mass index (BMI). More than 400,000 people over 12 years of age were studied. The long-term studies saw a modest increase in BMI, especially with increased artificial sweetener use. Higher risks for secondary outcomes were also observed for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes with increased intake.
PositiveTip: Train your taste buds to enjoy less intensely sweet foods for the best outcomes.