U of M Study Finds Links Between Artificial Sweeteners and Increased Fat Stores

Dr. Brian Steffen and Dr. Lyn Steffen UMN

A group of researchers from the U of M Medical School and School of Public Health released a study on the relationship between dietary intake and cardiovascular risk factors. The study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, tracked participants' intake of artificial sweeteners and found that long-term consumption of aspartame, saccharin and diet beverages were linked to increased fat stores in the abdomen. READ MORE>>