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Aspartame Memory Loss
Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more
Is it better to look for foods that are fat-free or sugar-free for healthy weight loss and exercise? I am looking for low sugar diet. No aspartame?
Does energy drinks cause weight gain? I know that sugar and aspartame in them cuz weight gain, but the caffeine in them causes weight loss?
More than sugar!!: Sugar is grandfathered in & if it (fructose) had to go through the same trials aspartame, it would likely have never been approved. On the other hand it is does not commonly occur in nature. Yet simple sugars are also rare in nature, in any concentrated form. Sugar is claimed to be healthy because extracted from stuff grown to satisfy human sugar fix, a cheap way to sell processed foods! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: You can read all kinds of nonsense on the internet and wild paranoid theories, but there are no true studies that say that aspartame is dangerous to humans (unless you have phenylketonuria, a rare disorder). The fda would remove it from the market if it was truly thought to be dangerous. The best rule of thumb is "everything in moderation". ...Read more
The Aspartame Danger: In the body, aspartame has been shown to reduce production of the powerful anti-oxidant glutathione in the brain, thus leaving the brain vulnerable to oxidative stress and neurodegenerative diseases (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22385158). A study conducted in nyc recently found that regular consumption of diet drinks with aspartame increased the risk of heart attacks significantly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i keep reading online that diet drinks with aspartame are really bad for you. Is it true?
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! do you still believe in the tooth fairy? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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