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johnny123
09-19-2003, 03:07 PM
what negative aspects are there from eating products with sugar alcohol, malitol, splenda, etc?

bradley
09-19-2003, 04:24 PM
Originally posted by johnny123
what negative aspects are there from eating products with sugar alcohol, malitol, splenda, etc?

The main problem associated with sugar alcohols is gastrointestinal problems, due to the fact that the sugar alcohols can draw water out of the intestines which can cause cramping, diarrhea,etc.

Malitol is considered a sugar alcohol.

Sucralose (Splenda) was shown to be well tolerated in a 13 week study performed using human subjects.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=10882825&dopt=Abstract

johnny123
09-19-2003, 04:56 PM
thanks bradley!