Web Exclusive: The Doctors Health Investigator, Liz Vaccariello, asks if it’s possible to consume too many artificial sweeteners.
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Liz Vaccariello: Is it possible to consume too many artificial sweeteners? Female Speaker: An Acceptable Daily Intake level has been set by the FDA, the Federal Drug Administration and that Acceptable Daily Intake level is a huge margin of error of safety, in fact it's like a hundred times way, you know, below what would ever consider to be toxic and we don't even get near those kinds of levels in this country in the way we consume them. Liz Vaccariello: Are there any concerns about safety when it comes to artificial sweeteners. Female Speaker: As far as a research is concerned and as far as a regulatory agencies are concerned, no, you would really have to consume thousands and thousands equivalent of a diet soda to get anywhere near any sort of toxic level. So the amounts that we consume them generally are safe.