Study: artificial sweeteners may increase weight gain
A couple of studies collect data that suggests that use of artificial sweeteners can increase the chance for weight gain. From the article:
""The taste buds taste sweet, but there's no calorie load that comes with it. There's a mismatch here. It seems it changes your brain chemistry in some way...Anything you put in your mouth, your body has a strong reaction to it. It's much more than counting calories. It seems normally with sweet foods that we rev up our metabolism."