Acesulfame potassium is an artificial sweetener.
As with other artificial sweeteners, concern exists over the safety of acesulfame potassium. However, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its general use. Critics say acesulfame potassium has not been studied adequately and may be carcinogenic, although these claims have been dismissed by the FDA and equivalent authorities in the European Union.
Acesulfame K has been shown to stimulate dose-dependent insulin secretion in rats in lab tests.
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