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A 26-year-old female asked:

are sugar alcohols (maltitol, xylitol, sorbitol, etc.) and sucralose ("splenda") really safe during pregnancy?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes, but: As far as we know, however excessive amounts of sugar alcohols can cause diarrhea and malabsorption.

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Last updated Jun 7, 2018

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