Disease Risk

Nutritional Pearl: Does Adding Coffee Sweetener Impact Overall Health?


    Timothy S. Harlan, MD

    Your patient is a 29-year-old woman drinks who drinks four cups of coffee per day, and adds sweetener to each cup. She asks you if drinking black coffee would be healthier and if sweetener is detrimental to her health.

    How do you advise your patient?

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