Nonnutritive Sweeteners: Current Use and Health Perspectives
A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association
Christopher Gardner, PHD, Chair, Judith Wylie-Rosett, EDD, RD, Co-Chair, Samuel S. Gidding, MD, FAHA, Lyn M. Steffen, PHD, MPH, RD, FAHA, Rachel K. Johnson, PHD, MPH, RD, Diane Reader, RD, CDE, Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSC, FAHA and on behalf of the American Heart Association Nutrition Committee of the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism, Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, and the American Diabetes Association
A 2009 American Heart Association scientific statement titled “Dietary Sugars Intake and Cardiovascular Health” (1) concluded that current intake of added sugars among Americans greatly exceeds discretionary calorie allowances based on the 2005 U.S. Dietary Guidelines (2). For this reason, the American Heart Association Nutrition Committee recommended population-wide reductions in added sugars intake. The present statement from the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association addresses the potential role of nonnutritive sweeteners (NNS) in helping Americans to adhere to this recommendation in the context of current usage and health perspectives....