Concerns raised about artificial sweeteners

Researchers at Israel's Weizmann Institute have found that consuming non-calorie sweeteners such as saccharin instead of sugar may paradoxically promote obesity. The research is controversial because it comes as public health campaigners are exerting growing pressure on the food and drinks industry to cut the sugar content of their products. Fiona Symon spoke to Clive Cookson, FT Science correspondent, about the findings

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