Sugar substitutes and weight control.
|Article Type:||Brief article|
Weight loss maintenance
Sugar substitutes (Health aspects)
|Publication:||Name: Community Practitioner Publisher: Ten Alps Publishing Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 Ten Alps Publishing ISSN: 1462-2815|
|Issue:||Date: Oct, 2009 Source Volume: 82 Source Issue: 10|
|Topic:||Event Code: 310 Science & research|
|Product:||SIC Code: 2869 Industrial organic chemicals, not elsewhere classified|
|Geographic:||Geographic Scope: United Kingdom Geographic Code: 4EUUK United Kingdom|
A new study reports that consumption of sugar-free beverages
sweetened with low-calorie sweeteners increases dietary restraint. To
compare dietary strategies and use of fat- and sugar-modified foods and
beverages amongs weight-loss maintainers (WLMs) and an always-normal
weight group, researchers analysed calorie, protein, carbohydrate, fat
and beverage intake as well as dietary restraint in over 300
individuals. WLMs reported consuming three times as many daily servings
of artificially sweetened soft drinks, significantly fewer of
sugar-sweetened soft drinks and more of water. The authors conclude that
use of artificially sweetened beverages may be a key weight-control
strategy for WLMs.
Phelan S, Lang W, Jordan D, Wing R. Use of artificial sweeteners and fat-modified foods in weight loss maintainers and always-normal weight individuals. Int J Obesity, 2009; doi:10.1038/ijo.2009.147 (28 July 2009).
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