A research study published in the American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition in 2014, randomly assigned 22 overweight adults to consume soft drinks and fruit drinks or yogurt and ice cream that was sweetened with either table sugar (sucrose) or artificial sweeteners. The sugar dose averaged 36 teaspoons per day, with 70% of it coming from beverages. No one knew how much of the sweetener they were getting.
After 10 weeks the table sugar group gained about 3 pounds, while the artificial sweetener group gained 2 1/2 lbs. The sugar group also felt less full and had a greater appetite after lunch and dinner.
by Dr. Earl Mindell