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Aspartame

Our evidence-based analysis on aspartame features 53 unique references to scientific papers.

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Frequently Asked Questions and Articles on Aspartame

Do artificial sweeteners spike insulin?
There is no evidence that artificial sweeteners cause an insulin spike in humans.
Does aspartame cause headaches?
It's uncertain whether aspartame causes headaches due to the scarcity of blinded studies and the role of the placebo effect.
Does aspartame increase appetite?
Is diet soda bad for you?
Research suggests that diet soda is unlikely to be detrimental to metabolic health or body composition. Further controlled trial evidence is needed to explore other possible detriments.
Does diet soda inhibit fat loss?
It does not inhibit fat loss at all, and may actually suppress appetite that could help fat loss (although it does not induce fat loss per se either). Diet soda, in regards to body fat, is a carbonated inert beverage

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