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Low-calorie sweetener use is independently associated with heavier relative weight, larger waist, and higher incidence of abdominal obesity.

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This science suggests that low-calorie sweetener use may not be an effective means of weight control, based on a study of 1,454 participants over 10 years.

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Low-calorie sweeteners certainly have fewer calories; however, our study suggests that they may have metabolic activity that is pro-obesogenic — especially for abdominal adiposity — and this hypothesis should be actively researched.

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