European Food Safety Authority slams Ramazzini study, finds (yet again) sucralose sweetener not carcinogenic

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[F]or some reason, some folks don’t want to leave the issue alone and keep trying to “prove” that [sucralose and other approved sweeteners] aren’t safe, or cause cancer, and so on. One group that seems addicted to this meme is the Ramazzini Foundation of Oncology and Environmental Sciences, which has published generally disproven data indicting aspartame for bogus health effects. So, recently they’ve attacked sucralose with similarly poor data.The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has now weighed in (in the EFSA Journal) on the reliability of the Institute’s latest effort. 

The report was issued by the EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS), and basically said that the data supplied by the Ramazzini Foundation in a paper by Soffritti, et. al. last year can not be construed to show a causal relationship between consumption of sucralose and the incidence of hematopoietic cancers (leukemia and lymphomas).

The panel therefore concluded, “[T]he available data did not support the conclusions of the authors (Soffritti et al., 2016) that sucralose induced haematopoietic neoplasias in male Swiss mice.”

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion, and analysis. Read full, original post: Sucralose Safety Confirmed Again

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