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Fact Sheet: Artifical Sweeteners & Cancer

May 12, 2015 -

Many artificial sweeteners are used to sweeten foods and beverages. However, many studies have shown a possbile association between specific artificial sweeteners and cancer. Artificial sweeteners, or also known as sugar substitutes, are substances used instead of sucrose, or table sugar.

Artificial sweeteners are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA, like the National Cancer Institute (NCI), is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. There have been several studies done to research the possible association between specific artificial sweeteners and cancer. Saccharin, Aspartame, and Cyclamate are just a few of the ingredients found in artificial sweeteners that have shown to cause cancer.

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