Sugar substitutes and weight control.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Weight loss maintenance (Research)
Sugar substitutes (Health aspects)
Author: Thompson, June
Pub Date: 10/01/2009
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
Accession Number: 209163264
Full Text: 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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