Are artificial sweeteners bad for you?



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    Not all sweeteners are bad for you, although a few have been considered dangerous and even banned in the US by the Food and Drug Administration (such as cyclamate, which was linked to causing cancer). Saccharin is another questionable sweetening substitute, as it has been thought it may cause harmful health effects in rats. But in 2000, the chemical was officially removed from the Federal Government’s list of suspected carcinogens. 

    The general consensus among scientists is that saccharin, aspartame and sucralose are harmless when consumed in moderation.

    Cyclamate, althoughtl banned in the U.S., is allowed in other countries such as Canada (used in their version of Sweet’nLow).

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