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The Pros…

The advantage of using advantame, like other sweeteners, is that it contributes very few if any calories to foods and does not affect blood sugar levels in the same way that traditional sugar does.

The Cons…

One of the primary concerns with any artificial sweetener as to do with its safety. To approve advantame’s safety, the FDA reviewed 37 scientific animal and human studies looking at possible toxic effects and deemed the product safe for the public.

In addition to as-yet limited studies, research continues to link artificial sweeteners with weight gain.

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