The use of nonnutritive sweeteners (NNSs) has increased over the recent decades. Acesulfame-K (ACK) is one of the most commonly used NNSs, utilized in thousands of foods and beverages. Similar to other NNSs, there are conflicting data regarding its impact on weight management and glycemic control. Data suggest the use of ACK is safe during pregnancy. Although rat models have raised suspicion for adverse neurometabolic effects, there are no data to suggest similar effects in humans. Overall, the use of NNS is widely regarded as safe when intake is within accepted limits, though further research is required to more comprehensively understand the health impact of ACK.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Food and Health|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 14 Sep 2015|
- Artificial sweeteners
- Nonnutritive sweeteners
- Sweet One