Splenda May Increase Risk of Leukemia

Although Splenda has been seen as a healthier alternative to refined white sugar, a recent study conducted in Italy links the artificial sweetener to a higher risk for leukemia. Splenda was introduced in 1999 as an alternative to other artificial sweeteners shown to cause health issues, as well as to sugar. In 2013, food advocates downgraded Splenda from “safe” to “caution” because of a previous study conducted at the Ramazzini Institute, which also conducted the new one. Lisa Lefferts, a scientist at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, says, “Even if you consume less, that doesn’t mean there’s no problem. When something causes cancer at high doses, it generally causes cancer at lower doses, the risk is just smaller.”

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