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  Aspartame Information Service: Factual and Scientific Aspartame Information
Aspartame is digested by the body in exactly the same way as these other protein foods and so does not bring anything new to the diet.
Aspartame News: In 2006, EFSA unequivocally re-confirmed the safety of aspartame, rejecting claims published by the Ramazzini Institute.
Aspartame FAQs: The Aspartame Information Service gives you access to the answers to many frequently asked questions about aspartame safety and how the sweetener can be a healthy part of your diet.
www.aspartame.info   (310 words)

  Calorie Control Council | Low-Calorie Sweeteners: Aspartame
Aspartame is unique among low-calorie sweeteners in that it is completely broken down by the body to its components – the amino acids, aspartic acid and phenylalanine, and a small amount of methanol.
Aspartame is found in about 6,000 products around the world, including carbonated soft drinks, powdered soft drinks, chewing gum, confections, gelatins, dessert mixes, puddings and fillings, frozen desserts, yogurt, tabletop sweeteners, and some pharmaceuticals such as vitamins and sugar-free cough drops.
Aspartame consumption by high-level consumers (90th percentile) in the general population, including children, is between 5% and 10% of the ADI.
www.caloriecontrol.org /aspartame.html   (2737 words)

  Aspartame - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Upon ingestion, aspartame breaks down into several constituent chemicals, including the naturally-occurring essential amino acid phenylalanine which is a health hazard to the few people born with phenylketonuria, a congenital inability to process phenylalanine.
Aspartame is the methyl ester of the dipeptide of the natural amino acids L-aspartic acid and L-phenylalanine.
Aspartame’s attractiveness as a sweetener comes from the fact that it is approximately 180 times sweeter than sugar in typical concentrations without the high energy value of sugar.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aspartame   (3030 words)

 Aspartame Myths - Aspartame and Mood, Behavior and Thought Processes
A carefully controlled clinical study with individuals who were convinced that aspartame caused their headaches, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrated that aspartame does not cause headaches or migraines.
However, individuals with PKU must consider aspartame as an additional source of phenylalanine so in the U.S. aspartame containing foods must state "Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine." The amount of phenylalanine derived from aspartame is small compared to the amount of phenylalanine derived from other food sources.
The methanol produced by the digestion of aspartame is identical to that produced by the digestion of fruits, vegetables and their juices.
www.aspartame.org /aspartame_myths_common.html   (1563 words)

 Aspartame - the silent killer
Aspartame is marketed as NutraSweet, Equal Spoonful, Benevia, NatraTaste and since the patent on it has now expired it likely will come on the market under many different names.
Aspartame is made of 3 components, 50% phenylalanine, 40% aspartic acid and 10% methanol (wood alcohol).
Aspartame beverages contain 55 mg methanol per liter, and nearly double as much in some carbonated orange sodas.
www.healingdaily.com /detoxification-diet/aspartame.htm   (1115 words)

 Aspartame & Aspartame Poisoning Information Site
Aspartame, the artificial sweetener used to make Nutrasweet / Equal and sometimes labeled as phenylalanine in products, has been the subject of controversy - both because of its safety and the circumstances surrounding its approval.
Aspartame must be removed from our diet, but only you, the consumer, can effect its removal.
Aspartame's approval by the FDA is A SHAMELESS tragedy!
www.dorway.com   (1005 words)

Three of the five FDA scientists on it advise against approval of aspartame, stating on the record that Searle's tests are unreliable and not adequate to determine the safety of aspartame.
Regarding aspartame's breakdown components, the FDA says that it has reviewed animal, clinical and consumption studies submitted by the sweetener's manufacturer, as well as the existing body of scientific data, and concludes that 'the studies demonstrated the safety of these components'.
The results fly in the face of manufacturers' claims that aspartame does not break down into formaldehyde in the body, and bolster the claims of aspartame critics that many of the symptoms associated with aspartame toxicity are caused by the poisonous and cumulative effects of formaldehyde.
www.wnho.net /the_ecologist_aspartame_report.htm   (7842 words)

Aspartame is a dipeptide methyl ester: L-aspartyl-L-phenylalanine methyl ester.
Aspartame is metabolized in the body to its components: aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol.
Since it is about 180 times as sweet as sugar, the amount of aspartame needed to achieve a given level of sweetness is less than 1% of the amount of sugar required.
www.chm.bris.ac.uk /motm/aspartame/aspartameh.html   (950 words)

 Archive Detail
Aspartame is the most controversial food additive in history.
The most recent evidence, linking it to leukaemia and lymphoma, has added substantial fuel to the ongoing protests of doctors, scientists and consumer groups who allege that this artificial sweetener should never have been released onto the market and that allowing it to remain in the food chain is killing us by degrees.
This caution was based on compelling evidence, brought to light by numerous eminent scientists, litigators and consumer groups, that aspartame contributed to serious central nervous system damage and had been shown to cause cancer in animals.
www.theecologist.org /archive_detail.asp?content_id=457   (372 words)

 Aspartame Victims Support Group
After giving up the consumption of aspartame, many people occasionally continue to suffer some of the same symptoms, and in many cases, this might be due to their consumption of foods and other products that contain MSG (monosodium glutamte).
Stoddard went on to expose the massive hidden epidemic of aspartame related disease and government cover-up, using her skills as a former broadcast journalist and member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.
The issue of aspartame, in spite of the impression given by public relations firms in the hire of aspartame sellers and the like, is not in any way tied to the person of Betty Martini.
presidiotex.com /aspartame   (927 words)

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Aspartame is a white, odourless powder, approximately 200 times sweeter than sugar, used in a number of foodstuffs throughout the world.
Aspartame does not affect reproduction and development, apart from marginal effects at a very high dose more than 100 times greater than the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI).
Aspartame intakes are unlikely to exceed the current Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI), even for children and diabetics.
www.greenfacts.org /aspartame/aspartame.htm   (547 words)

 Aspartame Information Service: Sweetener Opinion
Aspartame's safety was convincing to the European Scientific Committee on Food in 1988,(2) but proving negatives is difficult, and it is even harder to persuade vocal sectors of the public whose opinions are fuelled more by anecdote than by evidence.
If this were entirely replaced by a non-nutritive, non-caloric sweetener such as aspartame then obesity could indeed be vanquished-assuming these calories are not replaced due to stimulation of appetite.
But evidence that aspartame prevents weight gain or obesity is generally inconclusive, (4, 5) although in children, the consumption of sugar sweetened soft drinks relates notably to increasing obesity, whereas increasing "diet" drinks or fruit juice is inversely related to weight gain.(6)
www.aspartame.net /Aspartame_opinion.asp   (913 words)

 Could there be evils lurking in aspartame consumption
Cerebral disfunction, resulting from aspartame, is believed to occur through flooding the brain with large amounts of phenylalanine, disturbances of your endogenous neurotransmitters, methanol-induced cerebral edema and other additional resulting irregularities Aspartic acid is a neuroexcitatory toxin present in damaging amounts even at the accepted daily intake for aspartame.
Although aspartame is probably not a primary cause of neurodegenerative diseases, it may precipitate these disorders and certainly exacerbates their symptoms.
Dozens of aspartame reactors, with no previous history of hypertension, experience elevated blood pressure after ingesting products containing the sweetener Others with known hypertension are not adequately controlled on their maintenance medication when using even small amounts of aspartame.
www.aspartamekills.com /lydon.htm   (2394 words)

 NEXUS: Aspartame Is Bad!
Aspartame is, by far, the most dangerous substance on the market that is added to foods.
Five of the twelve tumors were in rats given a low dose of aspartame.(15) The approval of aspartame was a violation of the Delaney Amendment which was supposed to prevent cancer-causing substances such as methanol (formaldehye) and DKP from entering our food supply.
How aspartame was approved is a lesson in how chemical and pharmaceutical companies can manipulate government agencies such as the FDA, "bribe" organizations such as the American Dietetic Association, and flood the scientific community with flawed and fraudulent industry-sponsored studies funded by the makers of aspartame.
www.nexusmagazine.com /articles/aspartame.html   (4799 words)

 NWV -- Donald Rumsfeld and Aspartame
Methanol, or wood alcohol, constitutes one third of the aspartame molecule and is classified as a severe metabolic poison and narcotic.
The claim is made that aspartame has even caused the epidemic of obesity because it makes you crave carbohydrates so you gain weight, and the formaldehyde accumulates in the adipose tissue (fat cells) according to the Trocho Study.
Further accusations are that aspartame is also responsible for the epidemic of diabetes as it not only can precipitate diabetes but simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, can cause diabetics to go into convulsions and interacts with insulin.
www.newswithviews.com /NWVexclusive/exclusive15.htm   (1345 words)

 NutraSweet - What is aspartame?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Studies conducted with taste-test panels show that aspartame's taste is very similar to the taste of sugar.
In addition, aspartame has the ability to intensify and extend fruit flavors, such as cherry, strawberry and citrus flavors such as orange, in foods and beverages.
Aspartame (L-a aspartyl -L-phenylalanine methyl ester) was discovered in 1965.
www.nutrasweet.com /articles/article.asp?Id=35   (145 words)

 US FDA/CFSAN - Is aspartame safe?
After reviewing scientific studies, FDA determined in 1981 that aspartame was safe for use in foods.
To date, FDA has not determined any consistent pattern of symptoms that can be attributed to the use of aspartame, nor is the agency aware of any recent studies that clearly show safety problems.
Carefully controlled clinical studies show that aspartame is not an allergen.
vm.cfsan.fda.gov /~dms/qa-adf9.html   (183 words)

 Aspartame Dangers, Side Effects, (Nutrasweet, Equal) FDA, disease poisoning.
And if a live child is born aspartame may have heinously damaged the DNA of the baby, cursing future generations." 2nd article: Aspartame damages the hypothalamus.
It is concluded that aspartame consumption may constitute a hazard because of its contribution to the formation of formaldehyde adducts....Formaldehyde is a highly reactive small molecule which strongly binds to proteins and nucleic acids forming adducts which are difficult to eliminate through the normal metabolism pathways.
History of Aspartame approval #4 - "Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, a former FDA toxicologist, and member of an FDA task force that investigated the authenticity of research done by Searle to establish the safety of aspartame, says she believes the original aspartame studies were 'built on a foundation of sand.' " Dr.
www.321recipes.com /aspartame.html   (6196 words)

 Aspartame Epidemic
Aspartame hardens the synovial fluids so we have an epidemic of fibromyalgia because the patients are being misdiagnosed or as Dr. Roberts says, the name fibromyalgia is simply a catchall for this type of pain.
Aspartame triggered in original studies, pituitary adenomas, brain tumours, mammary tumours, pancreatic tumours, uterine tumours, ovarian tumours, and on and on.
She said: "If aspartame caused birth defects the FDA would not have allowed it on the market." She was addicted to it and couldn't give it up, its a very addicting drug and those on the support list are going through terrible withdrawal symptoms.
www.aspartame.ca /page_a2b.html   (2265 words)

 Aspartame - Most dangerous of all artificial sweeteners!
Aspartame, a dipeptide of aspartic acid and a methyl ester of phenylalanine, is approved for use in pharmaceutical products and is being used increasingly in chewable tablet and sugar-free formulations.
The major consideration in the use of aspartame in children is in patients with autosomal recessive phenylketonuria.
While it is unlikely that sucralose is as toxic as the poisoning people are experiencing from Monsanato's aspartame, it is clear from the hazards seen in pre-approval research and from its chemical structure that years or decades of use may contribute to serious chronic immunological or neurological disorders.
www.sweetpoison.com /aspartame-sweeteners.html   (2631 words)

 Rat Study Links Aspartame to Cancer
The rats in the study were fed various doses of aspartame throughout their lives.
In female but not male rats, lymphoma and leukemia were significantly associated with daily aspartame doses as low as 20 milligrams (mg) per kilogram (kg) of body weight.
A daily dose of 20 milligrams of aspartame per kilogram of body weight was linked to lymphomas and leukemias in female -- but not male -- rats.
www.webmd.com /food-recipes/news/20050728/rat-study-links-aspartame-to-cancer   (1104 words)

 Aspartame: Diet-astrous Results
Aspartame, which goes by names such as Equal, NutraSweet, and Spoonful, is and has been the giant among artificial sweeteners for the twenty years it has been around.
Walton, who has also studied the effects of aspartame, is emphatic when he tells me, "Probably one major contributor to obesity is the widespread use of diet products!" A chorus of non-conventional health professionals echoes his statement, which can just aswell be read as a warning.
Aspartame itself doesn’t have any calories, but basically, one of its ingredients, the amino acid phenylalanine, blocks production of serotonin, a nerve chemical that, among other activities, controls food cravings.
www.westonaprice.org /modernfood/aspartame.html   (1316 words)

 A Tale of Two Sweeteners
Even before aspartame received its final green light from the FDA for use in dry foods in 1981 and in beverages in 1983, scientists objected to its approval.
The bill called for clinical studies to ascertain the safety of aspartame, a moratorium on the introduction of aspartame into new products until independent testing was complete, labeling of products including the amount of aspartame in each serving and the allowable daily intake, and a warning that aspartame is not intended for infant use.
In June of 1996, FDA Commissioner Dr. David Kessler lifting all restrictions on the use of aspartame and granted it blanket approval, despite the fact that this neurotoxin (mislabeled as a food additive) is in reality, a dangerous drug that changes brain chemistry and interacts with other drugs.
www.vegsource.com /davis/sweeteners.htm   (2542 words)

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