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    Highest saccharin consumption associated with 3 lbs weight gain over four years

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    Tuesday, June 28, 2005 10:28 am Email this article
    Saccharin consumption may be associated with weight gain according to a recent study. Highest saccharin intake, 3.1 lbs weight loss

    The one-third of people who consumed the most saccharin—consuming more than 28 grams per day—gained the most weight - on average 3.1 lbs over four years.

    This data along with more recent studies suggest that artificial sweeteners are associated with weight gain, perhaps by stimulating food intake.

    Subjects: 465 people interviewed 4 yrs apart

    The study interviewed 465 people four years apart.


    Parker DR, Gonzalez S, Derby CA, Gans KM, Lasater TM, Carleton RA. Dietary factors in relation to weight change among men and women from two southeastern New England communities. International Journal of Obesity, Feb 1997, 21(2):103-9.

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