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Bittersweet gut health impact caused by natural sweetener stevia [Full subscriber]

The natural dietary sweetener stevia is generally considered to be safe and has proven to be a popular alternative to sucralose and other sweeteners. However, researchers at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev have found that stevia-based natural sweeteners may cause gut health problems by upsetting the balance of beneficial bacteria. The scientists are encouraging more research into the potential consequences of stevia use.…

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