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Studies shows aspartame helps to reduce calorie intake

In a rigorous evaluation of the scientific studies that have been published on aspartame and weight control, a group of British researchers has concluded that replacing a 330 ml serving of regular soft drink each day will, over the course of a year, result in weight loss of 11 pounds (about 5kg).

The authors of the paper, Margaret Ashwell, Anne de la Hunty and Sigi Gibson, pooled the results of 16 randomized controlled trials with human volunteers. They found that replacing sugar sweetened beverages with aspartame sweetened beverages led to significant reductions in calorie intake and weight. There was also a close correlation between the number of calories saved and the weight loss achieved.

Nutrition Bulletin Abstract: A review of the effectiveness of aspartame in helping with weight control