Researchers now know why artificial sweeteners increase appetite. One wonders if the food industry released these obesogens on the public to line their pockets with profits.
Artificial sweeteners increase hunger. Animals given the sweetener sucralose (Splenda) ate more. Sucralose was found to increase the sweetness intensity of real nutritive sugar provided, for example, in fruits, and this then increases the animal’s overall motivation to eat more food. [Science Daily July 12, 2016; Cell Metabolism July 12, 2016] Don’t tell me they didn’t know this all along.