Artificial sweeteners only help those not having second helpings

The American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association conducted a literature review on the weight loss benefit of non-nutritive sweeteners but found the evidence inconclusive.

“Current research is equivocal as to whether use of non-nutritive sweeteners actually reduces caloric intake or whether subjects compensate for reduction of sugar intake with intake of other sources of calories,” the authors wrote. 

Consumers should be advised non-nutritive sweeteners in themselves did not guarantee weight loss nor did they promote an insulin response. There was no evidence on whether