Do sugar substitutes cause cancer?

Joan Salge
By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the latest position paper by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the body of research evidence to date suggests that none of the commercially available, no-calorie, sugar substitutes — saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, and acesulfame potassium — are associated with an increased risk of cancer when consumed at the acceptable daily intake level established by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA)…

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