March 15, 2023

Artificial sweetener found to dampen immune response to disease in mice

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2023-03-16 17:30:06

March 15, 2023

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by The Francis Crick Institute

Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute have found that high consumption of a common artificial sweetener, sucralose, lowers activation of T-cells, an important component of the immune system, in mice.

If found to have similar effects in humans, one day it could be used therapeutically to help dampen T-cell responses. For example, in patients with autoimmune diseases who suffer from uncontrolled T cell activation.

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