health care professionals talk about aspartame

Aspartame has no effect on blood glucose levels

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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Who says what about low calorie sweeteners?

For many people, low calorie sweeteners provide the option to add "something sweet" to their food or beverage without consuming real sugar. In the last few years, there has been much discussion about low calorie sweeteners and their use in a healthful eating plan. This comes despite strong evidence that supports their use and the fact that they’ve been approved by health institutions across the globe and healthfully consumed for more than a century. A recent study published in the European Journal of Public Health might have added more to the confusion about the use of low calorie sweeteners, but some basic facts can set things straight.
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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 consumer booklet

Download the consumer booklet
Download the Aspartame Consumer Booklet (PDF 4 MB) or click here to order hard copies

More about aspartame

Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics: Evidence Analysis on Aspartame
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