An Israeli scientist says that artificial sweeteners should no longer be assumed safe, after his lab published peer-reviewed research suggesting they may actually increase sugar levels in the body.

Immunologist Prof. Eran Elinav of the Weizmann Institute of Science told The Times of Israel that unless it is proved that his team’s concerns are unfounded, “we should not assume they are safe.”

According to the study, published in the journal Cell, consuming saccharin and sucralose harms the ability of healthy adults to dispose of glucose in their body.

It is long-awaited human research from the Israeli team that rang alarm bells about artificial sweeteners eight years ago based on a study with rodents.... Read More: Times of Israel