Steven Stellman - Artificial sweetener use and one-year weight change among women

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      Stellman, S. D., Garfinkel, L. 15 (2) 195-202-

      Abstract: Weight change over a 1-year period was   examined in a highly homogeneous group of 78,694 women ages 50-69   enrolled in a prospective mortality study. Artificial sweetener   usage increased with relative weight and decreased with age.   Users were significantly more likely than nonusers to gain   weight, regardless of initial weight. Average weight gains or   losses by artificial sweetener users differed by less than 2   pounds from gains or losses among nonusers. These results were   not explicable by differences in food consumption patterns. The   data do not support the hypothesis that long-term artificial   sweetener use either helps weight loss or prevents weight gain.

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