7/9/2012 – 5 Questions: Christopher Gardner on non-nutritive sweeteners

On July 9, the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association issued a scientific statement that, while encouraging Americans to reduce the added sugar in their diets, notes that the data are inconclusive about the effectiveness of using non-nutritive sweeteners to lose excess weight.

Nutrition expert Christopher Gardner, PhD, associate professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and Center on Longevity faculty affiliate, chaired the writing committee for the group that prepared the statement. Gardner spoke with writer Susan Ipaktchian in the medical school’s Office of Communication & Public Affairs about the drawbacks of non-nutritive sweeteners.

Read the full interview at Stanford School of Medicine.