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Is sucralose dangerous for humans?

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As of 2015, research reveals that sucralose creates harmful biological risks for humans, states Prevention. Studies show that the body metabolizes sucralose, which decreases the body's store of beneficial digestive bacteria. The product also impedes the body's ability to absorb drugs that fight cancer and heart disease, reducing their efficacy.

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The amount of sucralose, a sugar substitute, in two diet sodas is enough to decrease the body's drug-absorbing abilities. When people use sucralose as a sugar substitute in baking, it decomposes, releasing choroproanols that have toxic properties, explains Prevention. Marketed as Splenda sweetener, sucralose can change blood glucose levels and insulin responses, and can potentially alter genes. There is also a relationship between the sweetener and inflammatory bowel disease.

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