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Perm J. 2015 Summer;19(3):81-4. doi: 10.7812/TPP/14-229.

Does Consuming Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners Change Taste Preferences?

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Senior Consultant for Regional Health Education for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. carole.a.bartolotto@kp.org.

Abstract

Americans consume 22.3 teaspoons of added caloric sweeteners a day. Sweeteners range from 180 to 13,000 times sweeter than sugar. In summer 2014, 20 people from Kaiser Permanente California facilities cut out all added sugars and artificial sweeteners for 2 weeks: 95% of participants found that sweet foods and drinks tasted sweeter or too sweet, 75% found that other foods tasted sweeter, and 95% said moving forward they would use less or even no sugar. Additionally, 86.6% of participants stopped craving sugar after 6 days.

PMID:
26176574
PMCID:
PMC4500487
DOI:
10.7812/TPP/14-229
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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