Artificial sweeteners linked to weight gain over time

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Artificial sweeteners (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Artificial sweeteners (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Consuming too much sugar has long been associated with obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure.

While those watching their weight may opt to replace sugar with artificial sweeteners, researchers are now warning that these products may not necessarily be beneficial in the long run.

Academics from the University of Manitoba's George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation conducted a systematic review of 37 studies that followed over 400,000 people for an average of 10 years.

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