Do Sugar Subs Cause Cancer?


In studies done on mice, aspartame, sucralose, saccharin, and acesulfame potassium caused a higher incidence of cancer. Studies in humans are challenging because it can take decades for cancers to develop and be diagnosed.  One 20-year human study found that men (but not women) who drank at least one diet soda a day had a slightly higher risk of multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Conclusion—there is strong evidence that aspartame, sucralose, saccharin, and acesulfame potassium cause cancer in mice. Many scientists believe there is a good correlation between the cancer risk of these ingredients in mice and humans.

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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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