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ELI5 Explain Like I'm 5: Bite sized answers to stuff you should know about - in a mini podcast

Jan 15, 2024

Why was VitaminWater sued over the 33g of sugar in each bottle? How do our bodies work with artificial sweeteners? Why do diet sodas taste different to regular ones? Are artificial sweeteners a good way to lose weight? Do they cause cancer? Why nutrition labels for TicTacs list zero sugar?

... we explain like I'm five

Study referenced in this episode:

Association between intake of sweetened beverages with all-cause and cause-specific mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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