#8: Nutrition watchdog sours on Splenda after study links sweetener to leukemia | The Sacramento Bee

There’s a new reason for people with a sweet tooth to be cautious about using artificial sweeteners.

Sucralose, the artificial sweetener also known as Splenda that gives thousands of products their sugary taste, is generally considered safe.

But a study published in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health finds that mice fed high doses of sucralose daily throughout their lives developed leukemia and other blood cancers.

The doses administered by researchers at the Ramazzini Institute, an independent laboratory based in Italy, were equivalent to 10 cans of artificially sweetened soda.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article65292092.html#storylink=cpy

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