Year in review: Gut reacts to artificial sweeteners

Microbe-saccharin mix disturbs metabolism

packets of Sweet'N Low

SWEETENER CONCERNS  The artificial sweetener saccharin, the main component in Sweet'N Low, interferes with the body’s ability to metabolize fuel, a condition that often precedes diabetes, obesity and other metabolic problems.

NoDerog/iStockphoto 

This article is only available to Science News subscribers.

Subscribers, enter your e-mail address to access our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.

More Stories from Science News on Health & Medicine

From the Nature Index

Paid Content