Weight Management

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Nonnutritive sweeteners in weight management and chronic disease: A review

Author(s): Sylvetsky AC and Rother KI
Publication Name: Obesity (2018) 26, 635-640. doi:10.1002/oby.22139
Publication Year: 2018

This review study compares evidence regarding the role of low calorie sweeteners in weight management between observational studies and randomised clinical trials (RCTs) and concludes that RCTs demonstrate that low calorie sweeteners may support...

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Sweet taste exposure and the subsequent acceptance and preference for sweet taste in the diet: systematic review of the published literature.

Author(s): Appleton KM, Tuorila H, Bertenshaw EJ, de Graaf C and Mela DJ
Publication Name: Am J Clin Nutr 2018;107:405–419
Publication Year: 2018

Examining the research question: “does dietary exposure to sweetness in humans impact on the generalized acceptance, preference, choice, and/or intake of sweet taste in the diet?”, this systematic review of 21 studies by Appleton et al concluded...

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Beverages containing low energy sweeteners do not differ from water in their effects on appetite, energy intake and food choices in healthy, non-obese French adults.

Author(s): Fantino Marc, Fantino Agnès, Matray Marie, Mistretta Frédéric
Publication Name: Appetite. 2018 Mar 8. pii: S0195-6663(18)30066-7. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.03.007. [Epub ahead of print]
Publication Year: 2018

In line with findings of other studies, the present randomised controlled trial showed that acute or longer-term consumption of low calorie sweetened beverages with meals does not affect overall calorie and food intake nor appetite and hunger...

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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 conte...

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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 ...

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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 con...

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