Non-sugar sweeteners don’t help with weight loss and may come with health risks, WHO says

Non-sugar sweeteners (NSS) should not be used to scale back physique weight, based on newly launched steerage from the World Well being Group (WHO). The United Nations (UN) well being company’s report additionally advised that long-term use of such sweeteners could include well being dangers.

Introduced Monday (opens in new tab) (Might 15), the brand new suggestions are based mostly on a scientific overview of proof, the WHO stated. The overview contains greater than 280 research of each low- and no-calorie artificial sweeteners, like aspartame, and pure extracts, like stevia. The findings recommend that utilizing NSS rather than sugar doesn’t have any long-term advantages in lowering physique fats in both adults or youngsters.