1. Obesity is a result of many factors including poor dietary habits, inadequate physical activity, hormonal issues, and sedentary lifestyle, as well as many psychological issues. Scientists fed 10-week-old mice drinks containing either: saccharin (the sweetener in the pink packets of Sweet’N Low), sucralose (the yellow packets of Splenda), aspartame (the blue packets of Equal), sugar, plain water. We then estimated the predicted reduction in energy intake resulting from the proposed strategy at an individual level. On weight control in particular, ANSES noted that studies in adults and children had reported conflicting results – while some even saw a paradoxical association with weight gain, although the reason had not been established. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure increased in the sucrose group (by 3.8 and 4.1 mm Hg, respectively) and decreased in the sweetener group (by 3.1 and 1.2 mm Hg, respectively). But to what extent is this perspective true?