article. While those who use artificial sweeteners are consuming fewer calories than if they used their "real sugar" counterparts, those consuming lots of things requiring artificial sweeteners don't have great diets to begin with (the "super-size it but I'll have a diet coke" phenomenon). Additionally, artificial sweeteners might actually "trick" the brain into increasing appetite, resulting in further weight gain. Anyways, I just thought that article was kind of interesting!
p.s. when writing this post, I realized that I could remember the molecular formula for glucose without any effort, but I still have to look up how to spell sweet every time (because sweat is a completely different word)