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  • Are sugar substitutes bad for you? Yes

    Dr. Jennifer Brix ND, Special to the Village News|Updated Jun 13, 2024

    Sugar substitutes were once touted as a miracle food because they had no calories, needed no land for growing and didn’t appear to impact blood sugar levels or weight. Synthetic sugars have now been suggested to cause weight gain, increase cancer risk and play a role in cardiovascular disease. Common synthetic sugar substitutes include saccharin, aspartame, sucralose and erythritol. Some were discovered accidentally, while others were created with the goal of being the next big thing in the low-calorie or no-calorie sweetener...

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