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What Happened To Saccharine
Toxicity: An experiment in rats showed that very high ingestion levels of saccharine caused bladder tumors. The doses were quite high and there is a question about whether the data transfers to humans. However other substitutes were developed and these have taken over the market so there is no economic reason to re-test saccharine. ...Read more
None: This was arrived at through deeply flawed studies in the early 1970's. Saccharin forms microcrystals in animal urine but not human urine; the crystals are promoters but do not cause mutations. But thanks to the politics (and perhaps the sugar lobby), saccharin could no longer be used as an artificial sweetener. ...Read more
Not really : Sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol and many other 'sugar alcohols' can still be digested into acids by oral bacteria to cause decay. Xylitol is the only artifical sweetener that the oral bacteria cannot break down and it actually remineralizes the teeth. Chewing gum with recaldent will also strengthen teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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