02 Jul No Room for Non-Sugar Sweeteners!
New guideline from the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends against using non-sugar alternatives for weight management or to reduce risk of diabetes, heart disease, or cancer. The sweeteners included in the guidelines are aspartame, acesulfame K, advantame, saccharine, sucralose, stevia, and stevia derivatives.
The recommendation is based on the findings of a systematic review of a huge data set including 283 studies in adults, children, and pregnant women.
The findings suggest that use of NSSs does not confer any long-term benefit in reducing body fat in adults or children and they have potential undesirable effects.
Long-term NSS intake is associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and all-cause mortality in adults.