September 1998 Issue
Sugar Substitutes Still Have Sour Image, As Safety Issues Simmer
Controversy over the safety of sugar substitutes is anything but sweet. Yet, despite the continuing controversy, a recent national survey found that over 144 million American adults consume sugar-free products regularlyalmost twice as many as a decade ago. Supporters of no-calorie sugar substitutes, like aspartame and saccharin maintain the sweeteners are safe in moderation. Critics, however, question their safety. One of the most vocal critics has been Michael Jacobson, Ph.D., executive director of
To continue reading this entire article you must be a paid subscriber.
Subscribe to Environmental Nutrition
Get the next year of Environmental Nutrition for just $20. And access all of our online content - how to fight heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, and dozens of other diseases - free of charge.
Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.
Subscriber Log In
Forgot your password? Click Here.