**** With our new wt loss class just starting and the multiple wt loss challenges I am involved in at local companies, I figured it would be a good idea to drag this one up from 2005....it is still one of the most common questions / concerns / arguments I get in my weight loss classes. The only thing that has changed since this was published is that, conservatively, now 70+% of the US population is overweight or obese and 30+% of the US will have Type II Diabetes by 2030 unless something drastic is done soon!
Information on Artificial Sweeteners
- by permission from www.nutri-lean.com
The lawsuits are really driven by rivals NutraSweet and Equal, because in four years it has captured more than 50% of the $1 billion artificial-sweetener market in the US. The point of contention is whether Splenda can really claim that it's made from sugar, since the final product is several steps removed from its natural form. Don't let the press hype scare you. By the way, I get asked this type of question so much that I have a synopsis on my website. I've included it below for your viewing pleasure: