Weight Management

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The role of low-calorie sweeteners in the prevention and management of overweight and obesity: evidence v. conjecture

Author(s): Rogers P.J.
Publication Name: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 2017 Nov 23: 1-9
Publication Year: 2017

Reviewing the available evidence to date, this publication finds little or no evidence in support of claims supporting that low calorie sweeteners undermine weight management. Contrary to these claims, evidence supports that the reduced energy conten...

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Nonnutritive sweeteners and cardiometabolic health: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and prospective cohort studies

Author(s): Azad MB., Abou-Setta AM., Chauhan BF., Rabbani R., Lys J., Copstein L., Mann A., Jeyaraman MM., Reid AE., Fiander M., MacKay DS., McGavock J., Wicklow
Publication Name: Canadian Medical Association Journal, July 17, 2017 vol. 189 no. 28 E929-E939
Publication Year: 2017

Contrary to the collective evidence from well-designed human trials showing that low calorie sweeteners’ use in place of sugar can help in energy reduction and weight control, this systematic review by Azad et al. claims that low calorie sweeteners m...

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Personal variation in preference for sweetness: Effects of age and obesity

Author(s): Bobowski N and Mennella JA
Publication Name: Childhood Obesity, 2017; May 12. doi: 10.1089/chi.2017.0023. [Epub ahead of print]
Publication Year: 2017

Consistent with previous research, this new study by Monell Centre found no difference in liking for sweet taste between obese and non-obese individuals. Furthermore, examining the age-related differences in sweetness preferences using different conc...

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Metabolic effects of aspartame in adulthood: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials.

Author(s): Santos NC, de Araujo LM, Canto GDL, Guerra ENS, Coelho MS & Borin MdF.
Publication Name: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2017, April 10. DOI: 10.1080/10408398.2017.1304358
Publication Year: 2017

Evidence from clinical trials included in this systematic review shows that aspartame use does not promote weight gain and in some cases produces a modest weight loss, consistent with the caloric reduction associated with their presence in the diet, ...

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Sucralose Suppresses Food Intake

Author(s): Park JH, Carvalho GB, Murphy KR, Ehrlich MR, and Ja WW.
Publication Name: Cell Metabolism, 2017; 25(3): 484.
Publication Year: 2017

Using a similar design as in the study by Wang et al., the objective of the study by Park et al., is to look more closely into the findings by Wang et al., and understand what factors could be at play. Park et al. found that sucralose doesn’t increas...

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Does eating good-tasting food influence body weight?

Author(s): Tordoff MG, Pearson JA, Ellis HT and Poole RL.
Publication Name: Physiology and Behaviour, 2017, March 1; 170: 27-31
Publication Year: 2017

This animal study by Tordoff et al at Monell Center conducted a series of experiments using sucralose and mineral oil to assess the role of taste in driving overeating and weight gain and found that a feed sweetened with sucralose consumed for 6 week...

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