The sweetener aspartame is found is many common foods and drinks, such as diet sodas.
A study of over 100,000 people found aspartame and acesulfame K in particular may increase risk of developing cancer somewhat.
Sugar and artificial sweeteners comes in many shapes and colors.
There is a huge variety of sugar substitutes available. What’s the difference? Is one better for controlling blood sugar levels for diabetes? Is one better for individuals trying to lose weight?
Coca-Cola is the world’s most popular carbonated soft drink. The original is made with sugar, but the others contain artificial sweeteners that are now linked to a rise in obesity and diabetes.
Mounting evidence suggests that artificial sweeteners are linked to chronic health problems like obesity and diabetes. Should there be a tax on these foods?
A new study in rats adds to the evidence that artificial sweeteners may be bad for your health.
The evidence against low-calorie sweeteners is mounting. But that doesn’t mean natural sugar is better.
Diet drinks are even worse for our health than regular sugary sodas.
Artificial sweeteners used in diet sodas and other low-calorie foods can actually contribute to weight gain and type 2 diabetes. The more you use, the higher the risk.
Sweets for my sweets …
If only it were as simple as sweetness.
An excess of the one of the two amino acids in the artificial sweetener aspartame is a significant concern for people with phenylketonuria.
When you buy a diet coke, or any other consumables containing the artificial sweetener aspartame, you’ll see a warning against consuming the product if you have phenylketonuria, an inherited metabolic…
Aspartame contains virtually no kilojoules in the minute quantity needed to sweeten a beverage or solid food.
Everyone who works in a chemistry laboratory knows that you don’t use your taste receptors to check if an unknown chemical is safe or deadly poisonous (or if you do, you may do it only once). But if this…