Evidence shows low energy sweeteners help reduce energy intake and body weight

Use of low energy sweeteners (LES) in place of sugar, in children and adults, leads to reduced calorie intake and body weight – and possibly also when comparing LES beverages to water – according to a review led by researchers at the University of Bristol published in the International Journal of Obesity. For the first time, all available science was integrated into a single review to evaluate the real impact of LES, such as saccharin, aspartame, sucralose and stevia, on energy intake (EI) and body weight (BW) over the short– and long–term. A considerable weight of evidence confirmed that consuming LES   instead of sugar helps reduce relative energy intake and body weight.

University of Bristol Research News, 11/16/2015

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