health care professionals talk about aspartame

Aspartame has no effect on blood glucose levels

17 September 2014: Allegations about foods and drinks with low calorie sweeteners, published in a paper by Suez et al and based largely on experiments in mice using saccharin, ignore the large body of science which demonstrates that low calorie alternatives help people to control their weight.

A thorough review and meta-analysis published by Miller & Perez earlier this year concludes that substituting "LCS (low calorie sweetened) options for the regular calorie versions results in modest weight loss and may be a useful dietary tool to improve compliance with weight-loss and weight management plans."
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Simple Calorie Swaps Still a Good Way to Manage Weight

Low-calorie sweeteners are available for consumers who wish to avoid sugar and save calories while still enjoying something sweet. Health professionals along with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics agree that sugar consumption should be reduced to save calories and to promote healthful body weights. Consumer curiosity has been peaked when some observational research suggested that low-calorie sweeteners are associated with weight gain.
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More about aspartame

Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics: Evidence Analysis on Aspartame
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American Heart Association Recommends Reduction in Sugar Intake
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Does Diet Soda Actually Make You Gain Weight?
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Are sweeteners getting a bad rap..?
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The Calorie Savings Counter

The Calorie Savings Counter
Replacing high-calorie foods in your diet with low-calorie alternatives is a proven method to lose extra pounds and maintain a healthy weight.

The Lowdown on the Breakdown

The Lowdown on the Breakdown
The body breaks down aspartame into the same components that are found in everyday food.

Meet the doctors

Meet the doctors
The Aspartame Resource Center Expert Medical Advisory Board was created to help guide the Center's communications to health professionals and the public about aspartame benefits, safety and its role in a healthy diet.

Download the Aspartame Brochure

Download the Aspartame Brochure
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