Artificial Sweeteners Not Safe, May Up Cancer Risk: Study
Faizan Hashmi Published May 08, 2022 | 08:40 PM
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 8th May, 2022 ) :love to consume soft drinks with no added sugars, table-top sweeteners, and yogurt/cottage cheese containing artificial sweeteners? Beware, you may be at increased risk of cancer, warned a study.
Artificial sweeteners in food or beverages reduce added sugar content and corresponding calories while maintaining sweetness.
But the study, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, showed that people who consumed larger quantities of artificial sweeteners, had a higher risk of overall cancer compared to non-consumers. Higher risks were observed for breast cancer and obesity-related cancers, Medical Daily reported.
Our findings do not support the use of artificial sweeteners as safe alternatives for sugar in foods or beverages and provide important and novel information to address the controversies about their potential adverse health effects, said Charlotte Debras from the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm).
Participants enrolled voluntarily and self-reported medical history, sociodemographic, diet, lifestyle, and health data. Researchers gathered data concerning artificial sweetener intake from 24-hour dietary records.
These findings also provide novel information in the context of the ongoing re-evaluation of food additive sweeteners by the European Food Safety Authority and other health agencies globally.