035 - Artificial Sweeteners: Is Our Love Affair With These Tasty Chemicals Turning Sour?

In this week's episode of the Beta Sandwich Science Podcast Christian and the team discuss the safety of artificial sweeteners and their role in modern society.  In 'Science Blast' we discuss: Endothelial cells in the blood may indicate a looming heart attach; Does taking vitamin D decrease morbidity/mortality?; Creating stem cells from mature cells by simply lowering the pH or oxygen starving the cells. In 'Back of the Box' Scott gives a primer to the artificial sweetener argument by talking about the science behind why these chemicals taste sweet.

Great webpage from Cardiff University explaining the molecular biology behind taste (here)