Artificial Sweeteners & Fat Substitutes
Trends in sweetener consumption: Since 1965, there has been a 3-fold increase in the use of artificial sweeterners (e.g. saccharin, aspartame). If these products were having a positive impact on dietary intake, there would be a corresponding decrease in the consumption of sugar. However, during this same time frame there has been a 14% increase in the consumption of sugar. Thus, the increased use of artificial sweeteners has only increased most Americanís preference for sweet foods. While sweets can be a healthy part of the diet, excess amounts would contribute to weight gain, and other health problems
Food science has led to the development of a number of artificial sweeteners and fat substitutes. While some dieticians support the use of these products, there is some evidence that regular use will not lead to significant changes in dietary consumption of either sugar or fat.
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