Hi all. I am a third semester nursing student. We have been studying GU here lately and specifically BPH. My instructor told us the educate pts. to avoid caffeine, smoking etc but also added artificial sweeteners to the list. I have looked high and low and cannot figure out why (and she didn't know). Except for a correlation between artificial sweeteners and an increased PSA (as a possible cancer contributor) I can't seem to find anything else.
Can anyone here shed some light?