Which artificial sweetener should people with phenylketonuria avoid? (PKU - a birth defect that causes an amino acid called phenylalanine to build up in the body)
All artificial sweeteners and added sugars should be avoided. In the gut, the digestion of aspartame releases phenylalanine, an amino acid whose intake, if you have PKU, must be carefully regulated.
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