• Low-energy sweeteners and cardiometabolic health: is there method in the madness?

    7 days ago - By American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

    Excess intake of sugars has been singled out as a primary driver in the dual epidemics of obesity and diabetes and its downstream cardiometabolic complications ( 1 ). Low-energy sweeteners provide an alternate strategy for displacing excess calories from sugars in the diet while maintaining sweet taste. Despite safety approvals by major health and regulatory bodies (FDA, the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives, the European Food Safety Authority, and Health Canada) ( 2-5 ) from the standpoint of toxicology, there has been emerging concern that LESs might not have the intended...
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