The safety and efficacy of low and zero calorie sweeteners (LNCS) have been researched for decades. This summary provides a selection of recent and well-designed scientific studies, articles and position statements in addition to a quick summary of the evaluation and regulatory review of LNCS in the U.S. and globally.
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