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Artificial Sweeteners

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What research has to say about the risks and benefits of aspartame and other ‘fake sugars’

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Why drink a soda packed with nearly 40 grams of sugar when there’s a sugar-free alternative that tastes just as sweet? Given the health risks of a diet high in sugar — experts say consuming too much can pave the way for numerous health problems, from tooth decay to an increased rate of mortality from heart disease — it’s not surprising that 41% of American adults report consuming at least one artificially sweetened food or drink daily.

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