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Some sweeteners linked to cancer, with guest Andras Perl, MD, PhD, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

Researcher explains role of enzymes, sugar alcohols in some liver cancers

Some commonly used sweeteners can cause cancer of the liver, according to research conducted recently at Upstate. Andras Perl, MD, PhD, led the research, which was published in the journal Nature Metabolism. He’s a SUNY distinguished professor and also the chief of rheumatology at Upstate. He explains the role of enzymes and sugar alcohols and why he has curtailed his use of products containing artificial sweeteners.