Friday, March 11, 2016

Splenda linked to leukemia

Sugar was used in food for thousands of years before it was even linked to cavities. But every time some corporation invents an artificial sweetener to "replace" sugar, it only takes a few years at most to link the artificial sweetener to cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Just a few years ago, they came out with sucralose - often branded as Splenda - and promoted it with ads featuring people chewing bubble gum and the like. Now the Center for Science in the Public Interest - a nutrition watchdog group - has urged people to avoid Splenda, now that a link between this product and leukemia and similar cancers has again been confirmed. (This isn't even the first study that confirms it.)

Now let's watch closely as this story is swept under the rug by tomorrow.