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Truvia sweetener is toxic to fruit flies, study finds

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For the Fruit Flies in your life.

 

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/truvia-sweetener-is-toxic-to-fruit-flies-study-finds/

 

Researchers found that fruit flies fed with food that included erythritol or the erythritol-containing sweetener Truvia died much sooner than flies fed with food containing other types of sweeteners.

Fruit flies who consumed Truvia had a average lifespan of just 5.8 days, while flies who didn't eat it lived between 38.6 and 50.6 days. The study is published in the journal PLOS ONE.

"The more you get them [fruit flies] to consume erythritol, the faster they die," Sean O'Donnell, a professor of biology at Drexel University in Philadelphia, told CBS News.

 

 

 

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