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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Artificial sweetener users are significantly more likely than nonusers to gain weight

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.
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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.