Do intakes of non-nutritive sweeteners (saccharin, aspartame, acesulfame-K, sucralose, neotame) and the foods and beverages to which they are added, assist consumers in meeting recommended dietary goals?
A limited number of studies indicate that non-nutritive sweeteners may assist children, adolescents, and adults in meeting recommended dietary goals. One article suggests that among pre-schoolers, consuming a sweet beverage including that sweetened with non-nutritive sweeteners, before a meal may decrease the intake of less-preferred foods at the next meal.
- Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
- Grade II is Fair;
- Grade III is Limited/Weak;
- Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
- Grade V is Not Assignable.
- High (A) means we are very confident that the true effect lies close to that of the estimate of the effect;
- Moderate (B) means we are moderately confident in the effect estimate;
- Low (C) means our confidence in the effect estimate is limited;
- Very Low (D) means we have very little confidence in the effect estimate.
- Ungraded means a grade is not assignable.