Splenda May Intensify Symptom of Crohn's Disease
Published on March 17, 2018
A new study found that the artificial sweetener Splenda can intensify gut inflammation, which is a symptom of Crohn's disease. Conducted at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, researchers tested the effect Splenda had on the gut in mice. Their six-week study found that Splenda intensified gut inflammation for mice with symptoms of Crohn's disease, but it had no effect on mice without the disease. Since Crohn's disease is associated with inflammation of the bowles in the digestive tract, the sucralose in Splenda likely intensified inflammation in the gut. The study's lead author added that their findings are something for patients with Crohn's disease to consider, despite the test subjects.