A study published in the British Medical Journal was commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop guidelines for the use of sugar, such as aspartame and stevia.
"Unfortunately, Medical Evidence Chairperson and Director Jur Meerbaul, of Fergie University's Medical Evidence, said," Unfortunately we do not have enough data to fully assess the potential harm to the options and benefits of sugar. "
"Most studies in this context are either small or concise." We need more and more research on this. "
MayerBull and his colleagues collected research on sugar substitutes on important health aspects of weight and blood sugar levels. Eventually they settled on 56 studies, including 35 clinical trials.
Some small studies have shown that sugar substitutes can improve BMI slightly, which measures the weight for height and blood sugar.
While using sugar alternatives, two studies in blood sugar levels have improved slightly in 174 participants.
Dr. Aziz al-Khatib, heart doctor of the Detroit Medical Center in Harper Hospital in Michigan, states that "For most people, no health benefits can be found for sugar alternatives." Consumers using excessive sugar, especially sweet drinks, are the least harmful option for caloric-free health.
"Drinking plenty of water from the best strategies for weight loss," he said.
He added in an e-mail that in one study it has been shown that changes in sugar by sugar-free beverages have helped women to lose weight, and the use of these options has overcome a major obstacle in healthy eating habits.