Sucralose

Artificial Sweeteners

Potentially Harmful

Details

Definition
Artificial sweetener created from sugar in a process where hydrogen-oxygen atoms are replaced with chlorine atoms.
AKAs
Splenda
Health Impact
Artificial sweetener that can harm the gut and negatively impact gluten tolerance and metabolism. May increase risk of cancer if exposed to high temperatures. Consumption is also linked to increased risk of heart disease.

Sources

Gut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intolerance
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-09/wios-gba091514.php
Artificial sweeteners and risk of cardiovascular diseases: results from the prospective NutriNet-Santé cohort
https://www.bmj.com/content/378/bmj-2022-071204
Artificial sweeteners and cancer risk: Results from the NutriNet-Santé population-based cohort study
https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1003950

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