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Medical News & Perspectives
February 20, 2019

Quick Uptakes: No Compelling Evidence of Health Benefits From Nonsugar Sweeteners

JAMA. 2019;321(10):927-928. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.0430

Quick Uptakes is a new JAMA Medical News feature that recaps recent studies and events in the world of medicine.

Swapping sugary foods and beverages for those made with nonsugar sweeteners doesn’t appear to confer important health benefits for generally healthy people, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of 56 studies that appeared recently in the BMJ. The study also couldn’t rule out potential harms from nonsugar sweeteners.