The World Health Organization (WHO) urged those who want to lose weight to give up sugar substitutes. Scientists have warned that artificial sweeteners are ineffective for weight loss and may be harmful to health, according to the WHO website.
As noted, long-term use of sugar substitutes can cause “potential unwanted effects.” This is an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and death.Eating foods and drinks with saccharin or sucralose does not provide any long-term benefit in reducing body fat in adults or children. These recommendations do not apply to people who already have diabetes. This group was not included in the WHO study.“People should consider other ways to reduce their intake of free sugars, such as eating foods with natural sugar or unsweetened foods and drinks,” explained WHO Director of Nutrition and Food Safety Francesco Branca. Earlier, nutritionist Kristina Plotnikova said that sweeteners can cause serious illnesses – from gastrointestinal disorders to heart attacks. While natural sweeteners are safe in moderation, artificial additives cause devastating reactions in the body, the doctor added.