Lindbergh senior cautions against an overuse of artificial sweeteners


Letters to the Editor

To the editor:

I am a student at Lindbergh High School, and I have noticed many people are drinking drinks that contain artificial sweeteners and are mostly unaware of the potent chemicals that are in them.

Artificial sweeteners have very little benefits besides their low calories.

These chemicals have several long term side effects that many may not realize, including weakening gut health, an increased risk of diabetes and cancer.

On a scientific level, these substances are not recognized by the body, which kills our stomach bacteria and has to be processed through the liver, similarly to alcohol.

Lindbergh students and others need to be made aware of the chemicals they are putting in their bodies. Thank you.

Nicholas Fine

Editor’s note: Nicholas is a senior at Lindbergh High School and wrote this letter as part of a class project.