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mellowsong
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).

SPLENDA IS SCARY STUFF
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.