Friday, August 17, 2012

Artificial Sweetener Intake in Kids, Pregnant Women

Bonnie and Steve: Two studies in the August issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition exhibit artificial sweetener intake in two very important parts of the US population. The consumption of artificially sweetened beverages has doubled among US children over the past decade. While they say further research is needed to understand the health effects of this trend, we can tell you what the effect is: a continued uptick in obesity. The second study showed that high intakes of artificially sweetened beverages in pregnant women is associated with an increased risk of preterm delivery.

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