JAN 19, 2019 11:26 PM PST

Are Artificial Sweeteners Bad For You?

WRITTEN BY: Nouran Amin

In the increasing risk of metabolic disorders related to consumption of sugar, artificial sweeteners are tempting healthier option. However, are artificial sweeteners really good for you? Recently, scientists have conducted many studies about the effects of artificial sweeteners as a substitute for sugar and although no definite conclusions have been formed due to multiple conflicting views, one thing seems certain-- artificial sweeteners are not going to fix everything sugar may have broken. Furthermore, epidemiological analysis have eliminated fears that a specific compound in sweeteners known as saccharin causes cancer. Another crucial point often examined by researchers is the role of sweeteners in weight loss and diet products. Watch the video above to learn more!

About the Author
  • Nouran earned her BS and MS in Biology at IUPUI and currently shares her love of science by teaching. She enjoys writing on various topics as well including science & medicine, global health, and conservation biology. She hopes through her writing she can make science more engaging and communicable to the general public.
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