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Zimmerman & Snow Chapter 4. Sugar substitutes: Saccharine and Aspartame.

Zimmerman & Snow—Chapter 4.

Sugar substitutes: Saccharine and Aspartame.


Explain why there have been health concerns about Saccharine (include any flaws in the early scientific studies) and explain why Saccharin was removed from the US National Toxicology Programs list of potential carcinogens.

Explain why there have been health concerns about Aspartame (include flaws in early scientific studies) and explain why Aspartame has been approved as an artificial sweetener in over ninety countries).


Explain why products that contain aspartame are required by the FDA to state on the product label, "Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine." (include what happens when aspartame is digested and why this causes a problem for people with the genetic disorder Phenylketonuria (PKU)).

Identify four foods and four drinks that contain artificial sweeteners. Do you have any health concerns about your family's consumption of artificial sweeteners?

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1) Saccharine is an artificial sweetener and it has no calories that is not digested and absorbed by the intestine. It is 300... View the full answer

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