Kids’ use of artificial sweetener increases 200 percent. The use of fake sugar plummeted between 1999 and 2012 according to a shocking study published by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Artificial sweeteners contain low calorie and seem to attract American adults and even children. However, the health effects of consuming the sugar alternative is not yet fully known.
The fake sugar
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The study also presented the latest information on the US population’s use of the artificial sweeteners in foods, beverages and even packets. It included sweeteners approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) such as aspartame, sucralose and saccharin. Stevioside and rebaudioside A, plant extracts, are also used in lieu of sugar and are FDA-approved.
Where does the increase
NY News Daily also reported that about 70% of the artificial sweetener consumption happened at home. In context to the recent study, it is likely to suggest that the consumption of sugar alternatives affects the overall food consumption. Lead study author Dr. Allison Sylvetsky, assistant professor of exercise and nutrition sciences at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health shared the alarming results in a news release.
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