View Full Version : Splenda is Scary Stuff

09-23-08, 08:03 PM
OK, I will say upfront that this study was funded by the sugar industry which is NOT good. However, from the excerpts I have found of the actual study, it appears straightforward and the results not skewed. Just one more thing to keep in mind if you choose to continue using Splenda (sucrolose).

A new study done at Duke University and published this past week in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A has some frightening news about Splenda (sucralose).
According to the study, the use of Splenda:
Reduces the amount of good bacteria in the intestines by 50%.
Increases the pH level in the intestines.
Contributes to increases in body weight.
And affects the P-glycoprotein (P-gp) in the body in such a way that crucial health-related drugs could be rejected.The study, authored by Drs. Mohamed B. Abou-Donia, Eman M. El-Masry, Ali A. Abdel-Rahman, Roger E. McLendon and Susan S. Schiffman, was conducted using male rats over a period of twelve weeks.
You have probably heard of some downsides to artificial sweetners, especially Nutrasweet. A lot of the complaints had some merit but were not conclusive, but this one seems especially damning and outright scary!
There’s a lot of talk about lack of oversight in banking. Looks like the FDA needs some help big time.
Source: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, Volume 71, Issue 21 January 2008 , pages 1415 - 1429.