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The role of sugars and sweeteners in food, diet and health: Alternatives for the future

Sugars and sweetners

We discuss the nutritional characteristics and health implications of nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners. The role of traditional sweeteners, which are often overlooked in the debate about sugars and health, is emphasised.


•Excessive sugar consumption is considered a public health concern.

•The assumed role of non-nutritive sweeteners in aiding weight loss is unproven.

•Traditional sweeteners contain phytochemicals of nutritional interest.

•Future sweetener use will be driven by the needs of an increasingly obese society.


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