Can Sugar Substitutes Make You Fat?

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    Feb 11, 2008 1:34 PM GMT
    "...new research suggests that the body is not so easily fooled, and that sugar substitutes are no key to weight loss — perhaps helping to explain why, despite a plethora of low-calorie food and drink, Americans are heavier than ever."

    [url]http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1711763,00.html?cnn=yes[/url]
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    Feb 11, 2008 4:04 PM GMT
    Caslon said"...new research suggests that the body is not so easily fooled, and that sugar substitutes are no key to weight loss — perhaps helping to explain why, despite a plethora of low-calorie food and drink, Americans are heavier than ever."

    [url]http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1711763,00.html?cnn=yes[/url]


    Americans are heavier than ever as they have a super sized diet coke along with their supersized diet meal nothing more nothing less.

    Whilst their maybe truth in the matter of the body preparing for a high energy release from sweet carbohydrates I doubt it would slow the metabolism down by any noticeable level, the volume required to do so is more than likely to be offset by the diaorea as a result of the substantialy increased amount of phenylalanine!!!!

    I got sent a link to the research today tho so havent had chance to read through it all yet but have only seen the highlights and it just reads as propaganda within the food industry yet again!
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    Feb 11, 2008 7:56 PM GMT
    The study does not go into natural non-caloric sweeteners like Stevia, which I use to sweeten most things.
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    Feb 11, 2008 8:08 PM GMT
    Could monosodium glutamate be the cause of so many fat people in the USA?

    Read research studies done with fat rats:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/
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    Feb 11, 2008 8:20 PM GMT
    My understanding is that despite being calorie free, things like diet coke still stimulate the part of you that craves sweets.