Sweeteners and body weight

  • D. A. Booth


Sweeteners and body weight are both matters of the (bio)chemical sciences—the compositions of foods and of human tissues. Yet the chemistry and biology on their own can make no sense of the relationships between sweeteners and body weight. Even when we take into account food and drink sales statistics or dietary surveys, we lack the information needed to ascertain how or even whether uses of intense or bulk sweeteners affect body weight. We also have to find out the scientific facts about how people actually behave towards sweeteners and weight. These depend not only on effects of sweetener consumption on the body, but also on how people feel and think about those effects, about these and other food constituents, and about their own bodies.


Caloric Intake Weight Control Sweet Taste Artificial Sweetener Sugar Intake 
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