Is Sucralose Evil or is Sucralose Safe?
It’s a often a conundrum, isn’t it. We don’t want to consume sugar but we love the taste of sweet. We know that Saccharine is evil and causes cancer and now we are learning the same things about Aspartame (in most diet sodas). So what about Sucralose? There are those who group it into the same category as other artificial sweeteners and top nutritional physicians who love it. If you research Sucralose on the internet it appears that there are thousands of entries saying how bad it is. But if you dive into those entries, they all link back to 2 or 3 studies that people have grabbed onto and repeated over and over again. As a researcher it makes me crazy when mega-gallons of a product are given to tiny rats and then the outcome is stated as truth for humans. This is called sensationalized research and does not correspond directly to real outcomes in real circumstances with humans.
In my research I was impressed with Sucralose. I am not a nutritionist, but I worked my way through graduate school as a statistician and researcher so I know how to search and to make sense of what I’m reading. [Read more...]