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October 2002 Issue

Sucralose (Splenda): How Sweet It Isor Perhaps Isnt?

Q. Iíve heard that sucralose is the safest sugar substitute. Is that true? A. Of all the sugar substitutes, sucralose has indeed ignited the least controversy, though itís not without its critics. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999 as a "general sweetener" for use in all foods by everyone (no warning labels are required, even for people with diabetes or for pregnant or nursing women). More than 110 studies conducted over 20 years have shown

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