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Can aspartame cause constipation?

Can aspartame cause constipation?

The FDA: List of 92 aspartame-related symptoms (complaints) did not include constipation. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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Will Fybogel fibre drink for constipation cause cancer? Since it contains aspartame which could possibly lead to cancer.

Will Fybogel fibre drink for constipation cause cancer? Since it contains aspartame which could possibly lead to cancer.

Sorry,: But aspartame does NOT cause cancer. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. It would be much better to get your fiber from your diet or a more conventional fiber supplement. ...Read more

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Could aspartame cause headaches?

Could aspartame cause headaches?

Yes: Aspartame is a well known trigger for headaches, particularly migraine. For more information on identifying and tracking headache triggers, go to http://tinyurl. Com/kzvhnxv and download the "trigger tracker worksheet". ...Read more

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How much aspartame does it take to cause cancer?

How much aspartame does it take to cause cancer?

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. ...Read more

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Can aspartame an or sugar cause contibute or worsen dystonia.

Can aspartame an or sugar cause contibute or worsen dystonia.

No relationship: At the present state of our knowledge we know of no relationship between aspartane and dystonia. ...Read more

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I'm confused does aspartame cause any health problems? Is there any proof?

I'm confused does aspartame cause any health problems? Is there any proof?

New studies have: Raised concerns regarding dementia & stroke risk elevation. REF: https://www. Washingtonpost. Com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/04/21/study-links-diet-soda-to-higher-risk-of-stroke-dementia/? utm_term=.d23a43462d0f However, the American Cancer Society addressed cancer rumors that apparently were not accurate. REF: https://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/cancer-causes/aspartame. Html ...Read more

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Can stevia cause sugar cravings, like aspartame and sugar do?

Can stevia cause sugar cravings, like aspartame and sugar do?

Sorry: But none of the artificial sweeteners cause sugar cravings -- you just like sweet things and are probably overweight and Insulin resistant because of it. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Are there any studies or suspicions that aspartame can cause or exaserbate phimosis?

Are there any studies or suspicions that aspartame can cause or exaserbate phimosis?

No there hasn't: As far as I know. This would require a double blinded prospective study of significant # of men, 1/2 who consumed aspartane on regular basis & 1/2 who don't. Can see no reason why phimosis could be caused by aspartane. Would seriously question anyone who has made such claims. Unfortunately, there are all too many false assertions made about such occurrences i.e. from vaccines. Always question! ...Read more

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Is aspartame bad for you? The sparkling water I like contains it, but I heard it causes cancer. Any truth??

Is aspartame bad for you? The sparkling water I like contains it, but I heard it causes cancer. Any truth??

Nothing after 20 yrs: Since the 1990's, there has been a scare campaign against aspartame as causing everything -- familiar cancers, multiple sclerosis, lupus, brain tumors, chronic fatigue. A few people are clearly allergic. But the science is fabricated, the real authors have eluded identification and the scientific attributions have been fake. My doctor friends are mostly still drinking it. ...Read more

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Can aspartame cause neurological disorders?

Can aspartame cause neurological disorders?

Yes: I had a patient who drank 1-2 gallons of diet soda every day and had a pretty bad peripheral neuropathy. When he cut back, his symptoms improved. ...Read more

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How can aspartame cause cancer and infertility?

How can aspartame cause cancer and infertility?

Aspartame: Is not linked conclusively to infertility, in other words "it doesn't." I do not keep up with cancer literature as much, but I don't know of any conclusive links; perhaps another doctor can elaborate more on that side. ...Read more

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Can aspartame cause excessive flatulence?

Can aspartame cause excessive flatulence?

No: Aspartame is just a protein. It doesn't cause flatulence, although if you eat high carbohydrate foods and too much food, you can develop gas. You can also swallow air if you eat rapidly. Since you're already on omeprazole, you must have had some GI problems already in your past. ...Read more

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Help! Can aspartame cause vaginal bleeding?

Help! Can aspartame cause vaginal bleeding?

No there is no evide: There is no evidence that aspartame can cause vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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Does aspartame, saccharin cause tooth decay?

Does aspartame, saccharin cause tooth decay?

Definitely, no: Aspartame or saccharin does not contribute to tooth decay. ...Read more

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Can tooth decay be caused by aspartame and acesulfame k?

Can tooth decay be caused by aspartame and acesulfame k?

Acid: Tooth decay is caused by acid, a byproduct of bacterial digestion. These substances are not part of their diet. All the best... ...Read more

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What are the side effects of aspartame? Can it cause neuropathy or burning in the feet?

What are the side effects of aspartame? Can it cause neuropathy or burning in the feet?

Anecdotal Record: There is no convincing scientific evidence that aspartame may cause peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Can aspartame cause elevated liver enzymes? 6 cans of diet Pepsi a day roughly any effect on liver? Thanks

Can aspartame cause elevated liver enzymes? 6 cans of diet Pepsi a day roughly any effect on liver? Thanks

YES- it is TOXIC: Aspartame is a toxic chemical that I believe should never have been approved. It can cause liver inflammation & elevated enzymes- see http://bit. Ly/1iLpYSa
& http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/08/03/just-how-bad-is-aspartame. Aspx
Aspartame is linked to weight gain, increased risk of diabetes & heart disease etc.
Anyone who wants to enjoy good health should NEVER consume it! ...Read more

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Help please! Is aspartame (nutrasweet) really proven to cause joint pain?

Help please! Is aspartame (nutrasweet) really proven to cause joint pain?

No: Not to my knowledge. Some studies are suggestive but there are no conclusive studies linking aspartame and joint pain as far as I know. If you're not sure if it is affecting, try avoiding aspartame-containing products and see if you notice a difference. ...Read more

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Could an allergy to aspartame cause shortness of breath or a feeling that I cannot take a deep breath? Very annoying feeling

Could an allergy to aspartame cause shortness of breath or a feeling that I cannot take a deep breath? Very annoying feeling

Unlikely: Aspartame has been implicated as a potential cause for otherwise unexplained and repeating severe anaphylactic reactions. Some patients swear it is a trigger. In small controlled studies, however, a link between aspartame and allergic sensitivity has not been established. I would work harder to identify alternative potential triggers. I would still avoid aspartame due to link with migraines, etc. ...Read more

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Are sweeteners dangerous? I read that Aspartame, Sucralose, Acesulfame & Neotame can cause some cancers. My wife is pregnant & I'm worried! Thanks.

Are sweeteners dangerous? I read that Aspartame, Sucralose, Acesulfame & Neotame can cause some cancers. My wife is pregnant & I'm worried! Thanks.

Stop worrying: Some of my teammates here will disagree, but I discount these fear claims. Just as every fruit and vegetable has somebody claiming it's a "superfood" that cures everything, so every artificial product has someone claiming it causes cancer, autism, mental illness and so forth. If these claims were true, the research piranhas at the NIH would have built reputations proving them. ...Read more

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Does aspartame cause side effects like insomnia, anxiety, or breathing problems?

Does aspartame cause side effects like insomnia, anxiety, or breathing problems?

Apparently so: As dr. Howell says, there's controversy about this, as there's money in selling aspartame-sweetened diet drinks and more. However, cleansing your system of toxins when you have unusual symptoms makes sense. "non-nutritional" sweetener is what it's euphemistically called. Http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/06/aspartame-most-dangerous-substance-added-to-food. Aspx. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: Caffeine does not necessarily cause weight loss. Energy drinks have a lot of calories, should not be consuming unless you do significant physical activity. ...Read more

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Can aspartame and corn syrup cause cause, brain tumors, and birth defects?

Can aspartame and corn syrup cause cause, brain tumors, and birth defects?

No evidence for this: There are no data to suggest that aspartame and corn syrup cause brain tumors or birth defects. ...Read more

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How to find out if something has aspartame in it?

Ingredient list: Hi. I suggest all my patients read the ingredient list on what they buy. Aspartame will be listed in the ingredient list. ...Read more

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Is aspartame bad for you? What has it been linked too?

Yes: Artificial sweetners are not good for you. Why is it neccessary to sweeten any thing. Consuming sweeteners is definitely associated with abdominal obesity. It upregulates your sweet taste. Eat and drink natural. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to aspartame?

There are people: Who think they have somatic symptoms after ingesting aspartame, but it has never been demonstrated in valid scientific experiments. Don't believe everything you hear from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of too much aspartame?

Aspartame: There is always a possibility of side effects from almost everything but if you go online and look up aspartame you will see that it very unlikely to cause any concern. ...Read more

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Is nevella sweetener aspartame?

Is nevella sweetener aspartame?

NO: Nevella is a brand name for the artificial sweetener sucralose, which is also sold under the name splenda. Sucralose is produced by treating sugar with chlorine chemicals, resulting in a substance 600 times sweeter than sugar. Over time it will slow down weight loss. ...Read more

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Is there aspartame or sucralose in baby food?

Is there aspartame or sucralose in baby food?

No: Baby food is tightly regulated. There should be no preservatives, additives, or artificial sweetener. Always check the label on anything you feed your baby. ...Read more

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Can switching sugar to aspartame help you to lose weight?

Can switching sugar to aspartame help you to lose weight?

To aspartame: Yes but the key is to eat less than you burn.

My recommendation is to get the app myfitnesspal and use it to enter everything you eat and drink and do for 2 weeks. Then lower calorie balance so you are eating 500 less that your average every day and watch it melt away. ...Read more

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My friend is hiv+ with an unusual diet. Too much aspartame, will he die?

My friend is hiv+ with an unusual diet. Too much aspartame, will he die?

Not from the: Aspartame, it's never killed anyone. Hiv positivity, however, has killed hundreds of thousands of people over the years. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with aspartame in diet soda and diet foods?

What side effects are commonly associated with aspartame in diet soda and diet foods?

Controversy: Aspartame is a non nutriative artificial sweetner that many people believe causes neurological and GI problems it can cause bloating, upset stomach, headaches, mood alterations fatigue, memory loss and more. The soft drink industry says that it is safe.
As a dentist, I know that diet sodas are as bad for your teeth as regular sodas so switch to water. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does it take sorbitol, xylitol, and aspartame to leave your system?

Help please? How long does it take sorbitol, xylitol, and aspartame to leave your system?

Sorbitol and xylitol: Are types of sugar that don't promote tooth decay. Aspartame is a sweet tasting food protein that is used as a sugar substitute. All three are normal food substances and your body metabolizes (burns) them just as it does all other foods. They are not dangerous and don't need to be flushed away. You're OK and don't need to worry about them. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does it take sorbitol, xylitol, and aspartame to leave your system?

I'm wondering how long does it take sorbitol, xylitol, and aspartame to leave your system?

Fast enough: Some of my teammates will disagree, but I'm unimpressed with the much-touted dangers of these three sweeteners. Some folks do seem allergic to aspertame. If you want to believe the scare stories and still eat sweet stuff while avoiding refined sugar and corn syrup, rediscover natural fresh fruit. Especially, don't let anybody sell you a "purge" to rid of you of past artificial sweeteners. ...Read more

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Is it true that aspartame based sweetners are dangerous for health, specially for diabetes?

Is it true that aspartame based sweetners are dangerous for health, specially for diabetes?

Not really dangerous: Artificial sweeteners are probably not actually dangerous, or toxic, but can sabotage a meal plan by making people crave sweets or other high carbohydrate foods. ...Read more

Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more