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Myth-busting: Diet soda does NOT cause cancer

A misperception I encounter frequently is that diet soda (or perhaps more specifically artificial sweetener) causes cancer. This is completely untrue. Splenda (sucralose) is safe. Equal & NutraSweet (both made from aspartame) are safe. Sweet ‘N Low (saccharin) is safe.…

Is Coffee healthy?

One of the questions that gets posed to me regularly as a physician is: “Is coffee bad for me?” Well, a wonderful study was published in the Aug 18 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine called “Association of…