Do artificial sweeteners cause weight gain? People who use artificial sweeteners in place of sugar tend to be heavier than people who use sugar. Does this meanthat artificial sweeteners cause weight gain? Give a more plausible explanation for this association.
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This is one of the main fallacies found in misinterpretation of statistical data, namely:
“Correlation does not mean Causation”
That is, if there is some correlation between two variables doesn’t necessarily mean that one causes the other.
An extreme example is the fact that the number of pirates decreased since the mid-1800’s. At …
This solution discusses the correlation between artificial sweeteners and weight gain.