People consuming low-calorie sweeteners may overcompensate by eating more than they otherwise would.
Nota del Doctor
IMPORTANT NOTE: Though the observational data on erythritol does appear rife with reverse causation, a new study published interventional data in mice and in vitro on 2/27/23 that suggests erythritol may indeed be harmful, and so I urge everyone to stop consuming it until we know more.
In both Aspartame-Induced Fibromyalgia and Diet Soda and Preterm Birth, some concerns were raised about the artificial sweetener aspartame. I’ll go through the other two potential harms arising even from harmless, low-calorie sweeteners in Neurobiology of Artificial Sweeteners and Unsweetening the Diet.
For more context, check out my associated blog post: How to Gain Weight on Diet Soda.