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Does Splenda Cause Cancer?

By June 27, 2007

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From an About Cancer Reader: "I often use Splenda in my coffee and tea and sometimes use it for cooking. A co-worker of mine told me that it causes cancer. Does Splenda cause cancer?

Splenda is an artificial sweetener that is relatively new on the consumer market. It is approximately 600 times sweeter than sugar, thus needing to use very little sweeten food and beverages. The common term for Splenda is sucralose.

Splenda is used in a variety of products from dessert mixes to syrups. It is also used as a direct sugar substitute, meaning you can use it in place of sugar in coffee and recipes that call for sugar.

So, does Splenda cause cancer? Find out if Splenda is linked to cancer...

Poll: Do You Use Splenda?

Photo copyright Kostas Konstantopoulos
September 11, 2008 at 4:40 pm
(1) germaine says:

aim on the border line of diabetes and i was told to use spelenda now my niece said to use little suger instead because splenda causes cancer.now aim confussed

February 18, 2009 at 7:52 pm
(2) Motherfaucker says:

I had cancer two times, once because of Splenda, and the other one was due to another sweetner, god i hate life

November 24, 2009 at 7:54 am
(3) Atthur says:

Interesting. I have been using Splenda here and there. I didn’t think anything of it. Now my PSA is up to 14, and I am a little upset. Now I have to go see someone and find out if I have cancer. I wish I had read this blog sooner. Motherfaucker, how did you get rid of your cancer?

September 21, 2012 at 5:28 pm
(4) Lyndsay says:

I use splenda like once a week maybe if that but if this is true i sure do not want to continue the use of it but i am curious to know….i have heard of some other sweeteners having certain ingredients that can cause cancer but never splenda until a week ago i have only been using it for about 6 months so if it does cause higher risks of cancer maybe with that I will be okay I hope so and good luck to anyone else with similar situations!

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