Acesulfame-K

S. Yalamanchi, R. Srinath, Adrian S Dobs

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Food and Health
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780123849533
ISBN (Print)9780123849472
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 14 2015

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Keywords

  • Acesulfame
  • Acesulfame-K
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Nonnutritive sweeteners
  • Sunett
  • Sweet One

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Yalamanchi, S., Srinath, R., & Dobs, A. S. (2015). Acesulfame-K. In Encyclopedia of Food and Health (pp. 1-5). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-384947-2.00001-5