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Use of artificial sweeteners and fat-modified foods in weight loss maintainers and always-normal weight individuals
International Journal of Obesity
  • Suzanne Phelan, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • W. Lang, Wake Forest University
  • D. Jordan, University of Auckland
  • Rena R. Wing, Brown University
Publication Date
10-1-2009
Abstract
Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the dietary strategies, and use of fat- and sugar-modified foods and beverages in a weight loss maintainer group (WLM) and an always-normal weight group (NW). Subjects: WLM (N=172) had maintained ≥10% weight loss for 11.5 years, and had a body mass index (BMI) of 22.0 kg m-2. NW (N=131) had a BMI of 21.3 kg m-2 and no history of being overweight. Three, 24-h recalls on random, non-consecutive days were used to assess dietary intake. Results: WLM reported consuming a diet that was lower in fat (28.7 vs 32.6%, PConclusions: These findings suggest that WLM use more dietary strategies to accomplish their weight loss maintenance, including greater restriction on fat intake, use of fat- and sugar-modified foods, reduced consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and increased consumption of artificially sweetened beverages. Ways to promote the use of fat-modified foods and artificial sweeteners merits further research in both prevention- and treatment-controlled trials.
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Suzanne Phelan, W. Lang, D. Jordan and Rena R. Wing. "Use of artificial sweeteners and fat-modified foods in weight loss maintainers and always-normal weight individuals" International Journal of Obesity Vol. 33 Iss. 10 (2009) p. 1183 - 1190
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