Artificial sweetener could intensify symptoms in those with Crohn's disease
Promotes 'bad' bacteria and intestinal inflammation; findings may guide dietary habits in human patients
March 15, 2018
Case Western Reserve University
In a study that has implications for humans with inflammatory diseases, researchers have found that, given over a six-week period, the artificial sweetener sucralose, known by the brand name Splenda, worsens gut inflammation in mice with Crohn's disease, but had no substantive effect on those without the condition.