Non-Sugar Sweeteners and Weight Loss: WHO Highlights Limited Benefits and Potential Risk

WHO Warns Against Non-Sugar Sweeteners for Weight Loss: Limited Benefits, Potential Risks

The World Health Organization (WHO) discourages the use of non-sugar sweeteners for weight loss and reducing the risk of diet-related diseases like heart disease and diabetes.
According to a recent WHO review, non-sugar sweeteners do not provide long-term benefits  in reducing body fat for adults or children.
While they may aid short-term weight loss, the changes are not sustained. Furthermore, the review suggests potential negative effects from prolonged use,
including an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and mortality in adults. Non-sugar sweeteners are commonly found in beverages
and prepackaged foods, but their long-term usage is cautioned due to the potential risks and limited benefits.

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