Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Can using Splenda shorten your Lifespan?

According to wikipedia, the thymus gland produces a protein called telomerase, which enables your cells to keep dividing. So living a long time could depend upon having a healthy thymus gland.

There are indications that the artificial sweetener Splenda can shrink the thymus gland by 40%! Personally, anything remotely connected to negatively impacting the ability of my cells to divide is NOT going in my body.

I saw this allegation about the thymus on quite a few web sites, but the only concrete reference I could find to the actual study was on Whole Foods website. Good going Whole Foods. I shop there all the time.

Personally, I would stay aware from all sugar substitutes and other additives. "Whole foods" are the way to go!


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