Archive for February, 2008

Artificial Sweetners Increase Weight Gain Odds

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Calorie-conscious consumers who opt for diet sodas may gain more weight than if they drank sugary drinks because of artificial sweeteners contained in the diet sodas, according to a new study. 

A Purdue University study released Sunday in the Journal Behavioral Neuroscience reported that rats on diets containing the artificial sweetener saccharin gained more weight than rats given sugary food, casting doubt on the benefits of low-calorie sweeteners. 

There’s something about diet foods that changes your metabolic limit, your brain chemistry. 

Though more research needs to be done to uncover more information, the study does hint at the idea that the sweeteners alter a person’s metabolism.