WHO report recommends people trying to lose weight avoid artificial sweetener

Published: May. 31, 2023 at 4:17 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The World Health Organization recently released a report recommending people avoid artificial sweetener if they’re trying to lose weight.

You can listen to a more in depth conversation about artificial sweeteners here:

The organization reports those sweeteners have not been shown to help with weight loss long-term for children and adults. It goes on to say the sweeteners may actually bring on side effects including an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes.

C.J. Duhon, a registered dietician with Carilion’s Medical Weight Loss program, joined Here @ Home to talk about ways to get the sweet taste you crave while trying to maintain a healthy diet.