The World Health Organization Doesn’t Like Non-Sugar Sweeteners

From a story on by Carly Mallenbaum headlined “Artificial sweeteners get more bad PR”:

The World Health Organization isn’t sweet on non-sugar sweeteners, the agency announced.

Driving the news: It advised against using sugar substitutes like Splenda, stevia and Sweet’n Low for weight loss — and warned about potential long-term health risks of too much intake.

The recommendation applied to everyone except those with diabetes.

Why it matters: Artificial sweeteners have grown in popularity, largely because consumers consider them a healthier alternative to sugar.

However, the WHO advisory adds to growing concern about the potential negative long-term health impacts of sugar substitutes.