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Is it safe to eat aspartame in pregnancy?

Generally yes: There is no specific problem w/aspartame in pregnancy according to the nih. It does not cross the placenta, and is not a risk to you unless you have phenylketonuria - a rare genetic disorder. However, it is always prudent to limit all meds, supplements and the like during pregnancy except as instructed by your ob>. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?

Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?

Generally yes: There is no specific problem w/aspartame in pregnancy according to the nih. It does not cross the placenta, and is not a risk to you unless you have phenylketonuria - a rare genetic disorder. However, it is always prudent to limit all meds, supplements and the like during pregnancy except as instructed by your ob>. ...Read more

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Is aspartame good for health ? As it is approximately 200 times sweeter than sugar, is it better than sugar?

Is aspartame good for health ? As it is approximately 200 times sweeter than sugar, is it better than sugar?

good and bad: There are pros and cons for aspartame. You can decide:http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/artificial-sweeteners/my00073. ...Read more

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I know Pop isn't good anyway BUT if Diet Pepsi took out aspartame, what is it replaced with? Is it like a "Regular" pop now or? is it better now?

I know Pop isn't good anyway BUT if Diet Pepsi took out aspartame, what is it replaced with? Is it like a "Regular" pop now or? is it better now?

Pop: Diet pop substituted a different artificial sweetener which does not make it healthier but does change the flavor. It is is still sugar-free unlike regular pop ...Read more

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Chewing gum (Orbit Brand Containing speramint , aspartame), taken after meals can be good to avoid acid reflux?

Chewing gum (Orbit Brand Containing speramint , aspartame), taken after meals can be good to avoid  acid reflux?

Acid reflux: aspartame sweetener is not good for acid reflux. Peppermint capsules swallowed twice per day can help. Do not eat late, and avoid alcohol. If you are overweight then lose wt. and because acid reflux can happen at night, best to elevate the head of the bed six inches. Do not smoke. ...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