Replacement of caloric sweeteners with lower- or no calorie alternatives may facilitate weight loss or weight maintenance by helping to reduce energy intake. However, past research examining the relationship between low-calorie sweeteners (LCSs) and body weight has produced mixed results. The aim of this study was to systematically review and quantitatively evaluate randomized controlled trials and prospective cohort studies, separately, that examined the relation between LCSs and body weight and composition.
Principal Investigator: Paige Miller, PhD, MPH, RD
Amount Awarded: $95,000
Year Awarded: 2013
Learn more about the IAFNS Low-Calorie Sweeteners Committee.