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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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