Is Aspartame Safe?

This week Reactions is using science to let you know if aspartame is safe. This FDA approved consumer safe chemical has people in a tizzy about its safety. It’s been around for decades and it’s probably in your diet soda – for a little while longer anyway. PepsiCo announced recently it was removing the artificial sweetener aspartame from its Diet Pepsi products in the U.S. starting in August. The company cited consumer concerns about the chemical’s safety. So this week, Reactions answers the question, “Is aspartame safe?”

1. Cancer & Health Risks –
2. Metabolites of Aspartame –
3. C&EN What’s that Stuff –
4. Toxicology Studies of Aspartame –
5. Obesity -
6. Methanol –
7. Aspartame Sensitivity Myth
8. US Gov 2015 Evaluation of Research –
9. Methanol/Formaldehyde Relationship –
10. Long Term Study, No Changes –
11. Metabolism:
12. Microbes and Diabetes –

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Kirk Zamieroski

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Executive Producer:
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Scientific consultants:
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Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D.

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