International Sugar Journal

Caloric versus low-caloric sweeteners: Can the body be fooled? [Full subscriber]

low-caloric artificial sweeteners have been around for several decades now. Still, the debate over their usefulness in decreasing energy intake is ongoing. In principle, replacing sugar-containing foods with ‘light’ versions will lead to decreased energy intake. However, the reality of food intake behavior is not so simple and still many people tend to consume more calories than they burn and gain weight. Thus, ‘light’ products are not the easy solution they seem to be. food intake regulation takes place in the brain. There, multiple neural and hormonal signals are integrated, ultimately leading to a particular pattern of food intake. for…

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