IFIC Review: Low-Calorie Sweeteners and Health

This IFIC Review examines how low-calorie sweeteners (sometimes referred to as non-nutritive sweeteners, artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes) are used to help reduce the caloric content of foods. It also reviews research that explores the role of low-calorie sweeteners in helping people maintain a diet that supports good health and healthy weights. Included in the Review are the five low-calorie sweeteners approved in the United States: acesulfame potassium (Ace-K), aspartame, neotame, saccharin and sucralose.

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