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Effect of Sucralose (Splenda) on the Microbiome

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Published on Mar 14, 2016

What effect do artificial sweeteners such as sucralose (Splenda), saccharin (Sweet & Low), aspartame (Nutrasweet) and acesulfame K (Sweet One) have on our gut bacteria?

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• How to Change Your Enterotype (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-t...)
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