Faculty Advisor

Shivkumar, Satya

Abstract

Perceived health risks of artificial sweeteners are a controversial topic often supported solely by anecdotal evidence and distorted media hype. The aim of this study was to examine popular sweeteners and their health effects based upon valid scientific data. Information was gathered through a sweetener taste panel, interviews with doctors, and an on-line survey. The survey revealed the public's lack of appreciation for sweeteners. It was observed that artificial sweeteners can serve as a low-risk alternative to natural sweeteners.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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