This study was published in Preventive Medicine 1986 Mar;15(2):195-202
Study title and authors:
Artificial sweetener use and one-year weight change among women.
Stellman SD, Garfinkel L.
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3714671
This study investigated the effects of artificial sweeteners on weight change. The study included 78,694 women, aged 50-69, who were followed for one year.
The study found that artificial sweetener users were significantly more likely than nonusers to gain weight, regardless of their initial weight.