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Sweet'N Fat: Artificial sweeteners linked to weight gain

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A recent study links sugar substitutes to weight gain. (Photo by Lawrence Delevingne)

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A recent study links sugar substitutes, like saccharin in Sweet N Low, to weight gain. (Photo by Lawrence Delevingne)

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Sugar substitutes, often considered the ally of the obese, may really be a dieter's worst enemy. Nearly 200 millions Americans use them, and these unsuspecting consumers may actually be gaining weight--not losing it--as a result, according to a new study.


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