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Sugar-Free Gum Can Be Deadly for Dogs

Posted 13 May 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 – Here's an alert for all dog lovers: Sugarless chewing gum isn't good for your pooch. In fact, it could be deadly. Xylitol, the substance that gives sugar-free gum its sweetness, is dangerous to dogs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The FDA has received multiple reports in recent years of dogs being poisoned by xylitol, which is used in various consumer ...

Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy May Make for Heavier Infants

Posted 9 May 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 9, 2016 – Pregnant women who drink artificially sweetened drinks every day may be more likely to give birth to heavier babies who are then more likely to become overweight children, researchers report. "Infants born to women who regularly consumed one or more artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy were twice as likely to be overweight by 1 year of age," said study author ...

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