…that the artificial sweetener Splenda can cause an iodine deficiency which can then lead to a reduction in thyroid hormone production and an increase in fibrocystic breast disease?

Artificial sweeteners have been shown to increase the risk of developing diabetes in individuals. This is interesting since patients with diabetes often times use artificial sweeteners because of their diabetes. These artificial sweeteners have many other ill effects on health. They can induce abnormal bacterial overgrowth in the intestines leading to obesity, irritable bowel syndrome and other health problems.