Saccharine Making Us Fat? Aw, Rats!

Don't kill yourself. You may have heard of a recent study indicating that rats gained weight when they ate yogurt sweetened with saccharine but not when it was sweetened with glucose. The result sort of flies in the face of why you were eating sugar substitutes in the first place — to help you lose weight. Relax. There may be less to this story than meets the eye, indicating exactly why you don't make changes based on a single study. This study has its share of weaknesses, such as studying...Full Story
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