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_Artificial-Sweeteners-Damaging-the-Gut (002)Researchers from Cambridge have recently published a study indicating that #artificial #sweeteners, synthetic sugar substitutes that are often consumed in the diet, could be causing healthy #gut #bacteria to damage the #intestine. The study, published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, found that three of the most commonly used artificial sweeteners, #saccharin, #sucralose and #aspartame, can cause beneficial bacteria in the intestines such as #E.coli and #E.faecalis, to become disease causing, or pathogenic.

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When compared with participants who drank less than one glass of either sugar or artificially sweetened soft drinks per month, those consuming two or more glasses a day had a higher risk of all-cause mortality. Participants were given questionnaires at the start of the process to gain knowledge of their general lifestyles, and asked to

Aspartame

Friday, 16 August 2019 by
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Aspartame-SafetyAspartame is the world’s most widely used #artificial #sweetener, yet a new paper published by researchers from the University of Sussex argues that its safety for human consumption should be further questioned. The study provides an appraisal of the most recent assessment of #aspartame safety by the European Food Safety Authority’s (#EFSA) Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources Added to Food, published in 2013.

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