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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
Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical ...Read more
Is there actually any conclusive evidence of aspartame having any major adverse impacts on your health?
Aspartame : There is no quality evidence connecting aspartame to anything seriously harmful (some believe it to be a headache trigger). Some believe that it may make you hungry consider the wide exposure of the world to aspartame and its continued use. There should be solid epidemiological evidence to show harm at this point. The peer reviewed causal data is just not there and never has been there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the connection between aspartame and any kind of neuropathy, and, what might i look for in terms of symptoms?
Aspartame: Is artificial sweetener (ex. Equal) that added to diet drinks and diet food, contains phenylalanine (amino acid). People with genetic predisposition can develop phenylketonuria syndrome (brain dysfunction, seizures, retardation, central and peripheral neuropathies). Milk, eggs and meat contain phenylalanine. If you genetically predisposed, read the food labels to prevent pku. ...Read more
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
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
I've concluded No: Science is the most cutthroat of all human activities, and the scientist who could demonstrate a convincing risk of harm from aspartame -- not just a junk study in which ridiculous amounts are given to some rats -- would have his career made. It hasn't happened, and the chemistry in the internet scares wouldn't pass the approval of a high school chemistry teacher. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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