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Ozgen Dogan, Cardiology, answeredOlestra is a fat substitute that has been used mainly in different brands of chips. Foods fried in it taste pretty much like their high-fat counterparts minus the calories and cholesterol. However, for some people it causes diarrhea. Common sugar substitutes are saccharin, aspartame (Nutrasweet, Equal) and sucralose (Splenda). They can be found in reduced-calorie foods and light/diet drinks. They are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Even so, many health advocates are against the use of artificial sweeteners. Some believe the use of saccharin is linked to bladder cancer and aspartame to brain cancer, but this has not been proved. Using them is a personal choice.