Molecule of the Week
May 9, 2005
Acesulfame potassium is 200 times sweeter than sucrose, but it is not metabolized in the human body. Acetoacetamide, a breakdown product, has been shown to affect the thyroid in animal studies; however, there is some doubt as to whether this product is likely to form during normal metabolism.
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