A recent study on artificial sweeteners found that “consuming larger quantities of artificial sweeteners, particularly aspartame and acesulfame-K, had higher risk of overall cancer compared to non-consumers (hazard ratio 1.13, 95% confidence interval 1.03 to 1.25). Higher risks were observed for breast cancer and obesity-related cancers.”
(Aspartame is sold as Nutra Sweet or Equal; acesulfame-K is Sunnett or Sweet One)
Granted, this was an observational study & more research is needed, but probably best to avoid it and consider sparingly using pure maple syrup, honey or date syrup.
Read the study HERE