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Ayana Rao

Class of 2026



  • "How do artificial sweeteners relate to different varieties of cancer?" with mentor Brandon (Working project)

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How do artificial sweeteners relate to different varieties of cancer?

Started Aug. 15, 2023

Abstract or project description

The student is working on a literature review describing the relationship between artificial sweeteners and cancers. The paper will delve into the present research on the links between varying types of artificial sweeteners and possible connections to different cancer types that have been found to be associated with the consumption of those sweeteners. The paper will also provide a comprehensive understanding of the current knowledge on the topic while simultaneously identifying gaps or areas for further investigation. The ultimate goal of the project is to make aware the risks and dangers of the ubiquitous artificial sweeteners through their connection to cancer.