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Sucralose is an artificial sweetener that is used in place of natural sugar. Many people use sucralose as a substitute for sugar to control their weight. However, there may be several health risks associated with sucralose. Also, it is not clear whether sucralose actually helps people lose weight. First, researchers in Australia did studies on rats and discovered that sucralose consumption caused shrinking of the thymus in rats. The thymus is an organ that is crucial to maintaining a healthy immune system; in humans it is particularly active in childhood. If sucralose has similar effects on humans, then long-term use of sucralose could cause harm to the immune system, especially in children. Second, sucralose is created by replacing some of the atoms in natural sugar molecules with chlorine. This means sucralose belongs to a group of chemicals called
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  • Fall '16
  • Immunology, Sucralose, Sugar substitute

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