Sweeteners useless?

You might want to find something else to sweeten your tea

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Sweeteners have 'few health benefits', study finds

"No evidence of sugar substitutes' health benefits, finds study," reports The Guardian.

Researchers carried out the biggest review yet of evidence looking at the effects of sweeteners on health (researchers used the term non-sugar sweeteners or NSS).

Non-sugar sweeteners include artificially-synthesized sweeteners such as saccharine and natural non-calorie sweeteners such as steviol. Non-sugar sweeteners have become more popular because of fears that sugar is feeding the obesity epidemic.

The researchers included 56 studies of adults and children in their review, though the main findings were based on only a handful of low-quality trials.

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