Sunday House Call, #880, June 11, 2023: To sugar or to not sugar, that is the 50,000 soda-pop-can question. An excellent review from @GidMK that debunks a study’s claim using simple math that sucralose (Splenda) is genotoxic, that is, it can cause cancer.

An excellent review from @GidMK illustrates the beauty of using math to debunk an study’s claim that sucralose (Splenda) is genotoxic, that is it can cause cancer.

An interesting article about having a frank discussion with patients diagnosed with terminal cancer and the balance between treatments and forgoing it when it will not have an appreciable effect on quality of life and at times produce intolerable side effects for little gain.

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