Answers to Common Diabetes Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about diabetes.

Can artificial sweeteners cause weight gain?

There are no conclusive studies that show artificial sweeteners can cause weight gain, and the FDA approves that as being safe. 

While research continues to be done about whether artificial sweeteners can cause weight gain, there is currently no proof that this is the case, according to Premier Physician Network physicians.

Some studies have found a connection between artificial sweeteners and having a “sweet tooth,” according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This could lead to overeating and craving sugary sweets.

However, more studies need to be done to determine the specific connection between artificial sweeteners and craving sweets, according to the NIH.

For more information about artificial sweeteners and weight gain, talk with your physician.

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Source: Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Chunn, MD, Family Practice; Isaac Corney, MD, Trotwood Physician Center; Ann DeClue, MD, Saadeddine Dughman, MD, Advanced Cardiovascular Institute; Gary Fishbein, MD, Dayton Heart Center; Irina Gendler, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Roger Goodenough, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; J. Wes Halderman, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine; Timothy O Donnell, MD, Miami Valley Primary Care; Miguel Parilo, MD, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Srikanth Sadhu, MD, Advanced Cardiovascular Institute; Trisha Zeidan, MD, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Miguel Parilo, MD, FACP, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Kristine Sun, MD; Premier Family Care of Mason;

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