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Drexel University

A Sweet Death for Flies

Caption: In a Drexel University study, flies raised on food laced with erythritol lived for only 5.8 days on average, compared to 38.6 to 50.6 days for flies raised on control and experimental foods without the sweetener. The research was inspired by a scientist's son's sixth-grade science fair project.

Credit: Baudier et al., Drexel University

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