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Artificial sweeteners: all worked up over nothing? (part 1)


Last updated 6/14/2007 at Noon

What are artificial sweeteners?

Artificial sweeteners are low-calorie substances used to replace sugar and other caloric sweeteners. Some common artificial sweeteners include: Aspartame (Equal, Nutrasweet), Acesulfame K (Sunette, Sweet One), Saccharin, Sucralose (Splenda), Xylitol, Sorbitol and Maltitol.

Where are artificial sweeteners found?

Artificial sweeteners are found in many foods. Some common products that contain artificial sweeteners include, but are not limited to, chewing gum (some gums contain three or four artificial and non-artificial sweeteners), chewable vitamins, drinks...

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