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how much aspartame does it take to cause cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Can't: There is an elaborate disinformation campaign about aspartame. Someone more cynical than I am would think perhaps the sugar and corn syrup industries are behind it. Aspartame is not a mutagen capable of damaging dna; real carcinogens are. Examine the tone of these folks' claims & lack of any scientific papers -- they're not real truth-seekers; or ask you local biochemistry teacher.

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A 17-year-old male asked:

Is it true that aspartam is bad for health ? Does it cause anything like cancer or ... ? What is a better substitute ?

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Aspartame: It is safe and fda gave them "gras" status meaning generally recognized as safe". No clear cut link to cancer except the saccharin studies of 70, s raising concern for bladder cancer in rats but nothing has panned out since then and generally there consumption is safe like "equal" and "nutrasweet".

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