su·​cra·​lose | \ ˈsü-krə-ˌlōs \

Definition of sucralose

: a white crystalline powder C12H19Cl3O3 that is derived from sucrose and is used as a low-calorie sweetener having a sweetness of much greater intensity than sucrose

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Others such as saccharin and sucralose are not broken down at all but instead are absorbed directly into the bloodstream and excreted in the urine. Eunice Zhang, Washington Post, "Diet drinks may seem like a good idea, but their effects may surprise you," 3 June 2018 One animal study showed that artificial sweeteners saccharin, sucralose and aspartame appeared to spike blood sugar more than regular sugar. Molly Kimball,, "Cutting back on sugar? A guide to sweetener choices," 8 May 2018 The researchers in this latest study found that the artificial sweetener, sucralose, commonly found in diet foods and drinks, increases GLUT4 in these cells and promotes the accumulation of fat. Havovi Chichger, Smithsonian, "How Your Low-Calorie Sweetener Could Be Making You Fat," 21 Mar. 2018 Malic acid, sucralose, potassium sorbate, sodium citrate. Robin Abcarian,, "A few more words on Alzheimer's prevention: Tap water? Caviar? Twinkies?," 6 Apr. 2018 So changing our diet to include low-calorie sweeteners, such as sucralose and aspartame, should be a good way to get all the sweet taste without any of the guilt. Havovi Chichger, Smithsonian, "How Your Low-Calorie Sweetener Could Be Making You Fat," 21 Mar. 2018 Level four in the diagram includes diet sodas, teas and other beverages with non-calorie artificial or natural sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose and stevia. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Benefits of water: Are you getting enough fluids to stay healthy?," 27 Sep. 2017 Once heralded as sweet substitutes for sugar without as many belt-busting calories, people once couldn't get enough sucralose and aspartame. Cleve R. Wootson Jr.,, "Diet drinks are associated with weight gain, new research suggests," 18 July 2017 General Mills removed high-fructose corn syrup from Yoplait in 2012, reduced sugar by 25% in 2015, and replaced aspartame with sucralose in Yoplait Light. John Kell, Fortune, "General Mills Loses the Culture Wars," 22 May 2017

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First Known Use of sucralose

1985, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sucralose

probably from sucrose + -al entry 3 + -ose entry 2

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su·​cra·​lose | \ ˈsü-krə-ˌlōs \

Medical Definition of sucralose

: a white crystalline powder C12H19Cl3O8 that is derived from sucrose by the chemical substitution of three chlorine atoms for three hydroxyl groups and that is used as a low-calorie sweetener having a sweetness of much greater intensity than sucrose

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