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A 29-year-old female asked:

Are there any artificial/non-sugar sweeteners that are safe to use? i've read conflicting reports about the safety of splenda, stevia, etc.

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Amount-dependent: While they're presumed to be safe in small amounts, these artificial sweeteners have been found to be harmful (at least to lab animals) in really high amounts taken over long periods of time. The key is to minimize its use over the long term, doing without it when feasible.

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