Saturday, July 29, 2006

Fake sugar and weight loss

So, if we're consuming more and more artificial sweeteners, why is the nation as whole getting fatter? Here's one possible answer:

Some researchers think artificial sweeteners may actually interfere with our efforts to diet. A 2004 study by psychologists at Purdue University found that when rats were fed artificially sweetened liquids for 10 days, they lost their innate ability to gauge the calorie content of foods containing real sugar.

Of course, there's more to it than that...


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