There's even more evidence that artificial sweeteners like aspartame could be dangerous

Cans of Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi

Cans of Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi

The Food and Drug and Administration of America had previously approved artificial sweeteners and sport supplements that have been now found to be toxic to digestive gut microbes, reports a new paper that was published recently in the journal Molecules by researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Certain public health associations have recommended the use of artificial sweeteners as a substitute for sugar, as long as it consumed in right amounts. They also analyzed 10 sport supplements containing those sweeteners to determine their toxicity. For example, some whole wheat breads at grocery stores contain sucralose, which is the main ingredient in Splenda, to help sweeten the taste of whole wheat.

Artificial sweeteners also have been identified as emerging environmental pollutants. The scientists looked specifically at how they affected E. coli. The digestive gut plays an important role in human metabolism for breaking down foods and substances that we drink. "The indigenous gastrointestinal tract microflora has profound effects on the anatomical, physiological and immunological development of the host".

However, a key finding was the short-term nature of this study, as the researchers did point out that artificial sweeteners do affect body weight and energy levels in the long-term. Sucralose had the most significant effect, as just 1 milligram of it affected a strain of the E. coli.

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Although it's one of the first studies looking into the effect artificial sweeteners have on gut bacteria, it isn't the first time that these chemicals have been associated with health risks.

After dosing the E. coli bacteria with artificial sweeteners "hundreds of times", Kushmaro concluded the sweeteners had a toxic, stressing effect, making it hard for gut microbes to grow and reproduce.

At present, there is no consensus regarding the health consequences of artificial sweeteners, although consuming them has been linked to an array of other health problems including cancer, weight gain, metabolic disorders, migraines, type-2 diabetes, vascular events, preterm delivery, kidney function disorders, liver antioxidant system, hepatotoxicity and immune system disruptions.

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