Q. True or False: Splenda has been linked to cancer in animal studies.
A. False. While some research has linked certain artificial sweeteners—such as saccharin—with cancer in animals, leaving many people wary of all sugar alternatives, Splenda has not raised any red flags with nutrition professionals or consumer watchdog groups (including the Center for Science in the Public Interest). For more on Splenda and other sweet alternatives, see A Buyer's Guide to Sugar Substitutes.