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A 38-year-old member asked:

can aspartame cause brain cancer?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
No: There is no evidence to that effect.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Dr. Gold has given you good advice. Someone more cynical than myself would suspect the sugar lobby of producing these anonymous scare stories on the internet.
Oct 16, 2012
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Aspartame: It is a controversial subject but fda has cleared aspartame after looking at the evidence. Some people still strongly believe that there is a causal association between aspartame and giomas.
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
No: Are you getting your medical information from friends or the internet? If so, stop listening to or reading those sources of misinformation and blatant lies? Do you really think that something like aspartame would still be on the market if that were true. You're too old to fall for that stuff!

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Is it true that a severe knock on the head cause a brain tumour?

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What is the debate regarding aspartame, sorbitol and mannitol?

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No: Some will accelerate the GI tract motility causing diarrhea, but most sugar-alcohols are great diabetic substitute sweetener. They are less sweet than sugar, and artificial sweeteners are much sweeter. They do stimulate insulin, but less than glucose. Aspartmae is an artifical sweetener.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

Hi doc, I have a question for u to help me regarding my heart. I was a smoker, I feel my heart beat run fast after I smoke & it feel so strong goes to the brain. What is happening?

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Smoking: Smoking is one of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke, if you have other risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, your risk of heart disease and stroke is even higher, i would suggest you see your doctor for evealution.
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Hi doc, I was a smoker, I feel my heart beat run fast after I smoke & it feel so strong goes to the brain. What is happening?

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Smoking: Smoking is one of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke, if you have other risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, your risk of heart disease and stroke is even higher, i would suggest you see your doctor for evaluation.

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