Navigation Links
New research: Sugar substitutes help reduce caloric intake without overeating or hunger
Date:7/22/2010

ATLANTA (July 22, 2010) - A new study published in the August 2010 journal, Appetite, further demonstrates that people who consume low-calorie sweeteners are able to significantly reduce their caloric intake and do not overeat.

In fact, study participants who received the sugar substitutes instead of sugar consumed significantly fewer calories and there was no difference in hunger levels despite having fewer calories overall.

The researchers noted, "In conclusion, participants did not compensate by eating more at either their lunch or dinner meal and reported similar levels of satiety when they consumed lower calorie preloads [pre-meals] containing stevia or aspartame than when they consumed higher calorie preloads containing sucrose."

This study was conducted in both healthy and overweight adults and participants were given a pre-meal containing either sucrose, aspartame or stevia. Those who received the stevia or aspartame consumed fewer calories overall, did not overeat and did not report increased feelings of hunger.

"Although the totality of the scientific evidence demonstrates that low-calorie sweeteners and the products that contain them are not related to weight gain, increased hunger or overeating, there have been recent reports questioning the benefits of low-calorie sweeteners," notes Beth Hubrich, a dietitian with the Calorie Control Council, an international trade association. "When used as part of an overall healthy diet, low-calorie sweeteners and light products can be beneficial tools in helping people control caloric intake and weight."

"This human study, in addition to the many others, serves as a counter to the recent allegations about low-calorie sweetener benefits from epidemiological studies (which cannot show cause and effect) and studies performed in a small number of rats," adds Hubrich.

This study also builds upon a recent 2009 meta-analysis (evaluating 224 studies) published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and conducted by Mattes and Popkin. These researchers concluded, "A critical review of the literature, addressing the mechanisms by which non-nutritive [low-calorie] sweeteners may promote energy intake, reveals that none are substantiated by the available evidence."


'/>"/>

Contact: Joan Patton
jpatton@kellencompany.com
404-252-3663
Kellen Communications
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Consent forms for research: Have they improved in 25 years?
2. Dog bites research: UAB testing software to teach kids, dogs to interact safely
3. Nervy research: Researchers take initial look at ion channels in a model system
4. Stem cell research: From molecular physiology to therapeutic applications
5. UC Davis bench-to-bedside research: Promising treatment in clinical trials
6. Lombardi research: Monoclonal antibodies primed to become potent immune weapons against cancer
7. Harmonizing biobank research: An achievable world-wide goal
8. Toothsome research: Deducing the diet of a prehistoric hominid
9. K-State research: Freshwater pollution costs US at least $4.3 billion a year
10. Geisinger research: Antimalarial drug prevents diabetes in arthritis patients
11. Harvards Wyss Institute develops technology to produce sugar from photosynthetic bacteria
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/30/2017)... 30, 2017 The research team of The ... (3D) fingerprint identification by adopting ground breaking 3D fingerprint minutiae recovery ... of speed and accuracy for use in identification, crime investigation, immigration ... ... A research team ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... March 28, 2017 The report ... (Camera, Monitors, Servers, Storage Devices), Software (Video Analytics, VMS), ... - Global Forecast to 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the ... and is projected to reach USD 75.64 Billion by ... 2022. The base year considered for the study is ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global ... to 2025" report to their offering. ... The Global Biometric Vehicle Access System Market ... the next decade to reach approximately $1,580 million by 2025. ... for all the given segments on global as well as regional ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... PA (PRWEB) , ... April 18, 2017 , ... ... to Halo Labs . The move comes after the company changed focus ... new market, our new brand and our new technology,” says CEO Robert Hart. ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... ... April 19, 2017 , ... As part of ... accessible to novices as well as experienced users, attendees will gain a better ... screening tests. , Hemostasis testing quality is determined by preanalytical variables which ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... 19, 2017 Veracyte, Inc. ... it will report its first quarter 2017 financial ... 2017. Following the announcement, Veracyte,s management will host a live ... discuss the company,s financial results and business progress. ... may be accessed by visiting Veracyte,s website at  http://investor.veracyte.com . ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... ... ... For a historic seventh consecutive year, Benchmark Research along with PMG Research ... of the top two Clinical Research Sites or Network. Benchmark Research has ... times previously, and first runner up the other three years. The only awards ceremony ...
Breaking Biology Technology: