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Eugene

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Wed Apr 24, 2024, 10:00 PM Apr 24

Cakes and drinks sweetener neotame can damage gut wall, scientists find

Related: The artificial sweetener neotame negatively regulates the intestinal epithelium directly through T1R3-signaling and indirectly through pathogenic changes to model gut bacteria (Frontiers in Nutrition)

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Source: The Guardian

Cakes and drinks sweetener neotame can damage gut wall, scientists find

Industry’s sugar substitute E961 can have ‘toxic effect on health’, says study finding sweetener capable of damaging intestinal bacteria

Denis Campbell Health policy editor
Wed 24 Apr 2024 19.54 BST
Last modified on Thu 25 Apr 2024 02.30 BST

A sweetener used in cakes, soft drinks and chewing gum can seriously damage people’s health by weakening the gut, a new study has found.

Consumption of even a small amount of the sweetener neotame can lead to someone starting to suffer irritable bowel syndrome, insulin resistance, and even sepsis, a condition that kills about 40,000 in Britain a year.

The findings underlined that some of a new generation of sweeteners that give food products a super-sweet taste can have a “toxic effect” on health, the researchers said.

Dr Havovi Chichger , the senior author of the study, said that while sweeteners could be a healthier alternative to sugar, some could harm consumers.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/24/cakes-and-drinks-sweetener-neotame-e961-can-damage-gut-wall-scientists-find

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Cakes and drinks sweetener neotame can damage gut wall, scientists find (Original Post) Eugene Apr 24 OP
Good to know. Elessar Zappa Apr 25 #1
"It is often referred to as E961 on the list of ingredients found on labels of products." cliffside Apr 25 #2

cliffside

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2. "It is often referred to as E961 on the list of ingredients found on labels of products."
Thu Apr 25, 2024, 10:05 PM
Apr 25

from the Guardian article.

Thanks for posting!

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