Sugar Substitutes: Not So Sweet for Weight Loss

Here’s what a new WHO report says about these popular low- and no-calorie sweeteners

Long marketed as substances that don’t promote tooth decay (“9 out of 10 dentists recommend…”) or as safe alternatives to high-glycemic sweeteners for people with diabetes, sugar substitutes (also called non-sugar sweeteners or non-nutritive sweeteners) may be best known for their role in foods and beverages promoted as “diet,” “low-calorie,” or “no-calorie”—descriptions that imply they […]