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Artificial sweeteners: safe or unsafe?

  title={Artificial sweeteners: safe or unsafe?},
  author={Qurrat-Ul-Ain and Sohaib Ahmed Khan},
  journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
  volume={65 2},
  • Qurrat-Ul-AinS. Khan
  • Published 1 February 2015
  • Medicine
  • JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Artificial sweeteners or intense sweeteners are sugar substitutes that are used as an alternative to table sugar. They are many times sweeter than natural sugar and as they contain no calories, they may be used to control weight and obesity. Extensive scientific research has demonstrated the safety of the six low-calorie sweeteners currently approved for use in foods in the U.S. and Europe (stevia, acesulfame-K, aspartame, neotame, saccharin and sucralose), if taken in acceptable quantities… 

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