4 Artificial Sweeteners Linked to 'Nightmare Bacteria'

4 Artificial Sweeteners Linked to 'Nightmare Bacteria': Synthetic sweeteners have been linked to a wide range of health problems, with over 80 documented on the GreenMedInfo database, alone. The various mechanisms of their toxicity, however, have not yet been fully elucidated. A new study raises a disturbing possibility that these widely consumed chemicals are driving otherwise 'good bacteria' into developing potentially lethal antibiotic resistance through a gut-mediated process.