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Artificial sweeteners downside impact on health [Registered]

With the consumption of artificial sweeteners increasing, a recently published opinion piece in the journal Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism reviews evidence on the negative impact of artificial sweeteners on health, raising red flags about all sweeteners-even those that don’t have any calories. “It is not uncommon for people to be given messages that artificially-sweetened products are healthy, will help them lose weight or will help prevent weight gain,” says author Susan E. Swithers of Purdue University. “The data to support those claims are not very strong, and although it seems like common sense that diet sodas would not be…

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