Can Artificial Sweeteners Provoke Cancer?
Sweeteners are chemically synthesized artificial sugar substituent which are widely known as the safest and the best way to avoid or decrease sugar consumption. But are they as healthy as they’re depicted?
Cancer Research UK and the US National Cancer Institute claim that artificial sweeteners are safe for human health. However, recent research has shown that such and similar sugar substituent increases the risk of cancer.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) completed a number of studies and laboratory assays before artificial sweeteners appeared on market to study their impact on human health. Also, the EFSA has calculated the number of sweeteners that can be consumed every day.
The foremost used sweeteners include saccharin, sorbitol, sucrose and stevia. All of them include fructose – a natural sweetener that disrupts the bowel’s functioning forcing epithelial cells to accumulate varied fatty acids. Such acids provoke obesity which in turn increases the chances of getting cancer. Obesity seriously violates metabolism disrupting the body’s functioning on the deepest levels.
Modest consumption of sweeteners instead of white sugar can benefit the health and overall health condition but an unlimited intake of products that contain sweeteners can cause certain health issues. The possibility to eat products like cakes, biscuits and other sweets without sugar can cause overeating. Also, sweeteners can bolster the appetite.
Even small portions of fructose stimulate the growth of cancer cells and mutations’ development. All sugars and artificial sweeteners could be considered as unhealthy products so it’s necessary to significantly limit their consumption to minimize the cancer risks.
The global epidemic of obesity and related health issues threaten the entire global population causing the development of varied chronic diseases such as atherosclerosis, cardiovascular events, diabetes, cancer, and others.