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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. Dariush Saghafi
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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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I enjoy a few diet sodas a day (2 or 3 occasionally 4). Is aspartame safe -10 weeks pregnant?

I enjoy a few diet sodas a day (2 or 3 occasionally 4). Is aspartame safe -10 weeks pregnant?

Not in my view: Aspartame causes a very important change in brain cells called "excitotoxicity". Without going into details pregnancy requires the best possible diet. Please take this seriously and eat and drink only god made food and water. ...Read more

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Aspartame, is it safe to consume or not? A lot of controversy regarding this ingredient. Very interested to hear what a doctor has to say about this ?

Aspartame, is it safe to consume or not? A lot of controversy regarding this ingredient. Very interested to hear what a doctor has to say about this ?

No controversy: There is absolutely no controversy. There is a huge amount of good scientific data showing it's safe (unless you have the genetic disorder pku) and some internet wackos and conspiracy theorists with no scientific data but loudly protested pseudoscience and invalid opinions. Which do you trust? Don't get your scientific information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?

Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?

Many meds: I don't think this is a good idea - too many meds! Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian - he/she will help you optimize the many drinks, meds, etc. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Help please! is aspartame harmful to my body?

Help please! is aspartame harmful to my body?

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 more

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Which is worse for you? Aspartame or artificial colors?

Which is worse for you? Aspartame or artificial colors?

Aspartame : There is no quality evidence connecting aspartame to anything seriously harmful (some believe it to be a headache trigger). Although some old artificial colors have been taken off the market (likely without true evidence of harm in humans), there is no evidence connecting the small doses found in food and any relationship to harm in humans. Focus more on calorie content for health. ...Read more

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Are there any conclusive studies that suggest that aspartame is dangerous?

Are there any conclusive studies that suggest that aspartame is dangerous?

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 more

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Can there be any gum that is aspartame-free?

Can there be any gum that is aspartame-free?

Aspartame: Is present in almost chewing gums in the market. There are a few, e.g. Zapp that is aspartame free. ...Read more

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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

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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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Are there withdrawal symptoms from saccharin/aspartame?

Are there withdrawal symptoms from saccharin/aspartame?

Aspartame: An artificial sweetener, is declared to be safe & no correlations, to my knowledge, exists with sexual dysfunction, or withdrawal. ...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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What is the debate regarding aspartame, sorbitol and mannitol?

What is the debate regarding aspartame, sorbitol and mannitol?

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. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between aspartame and sexual dysfunction?

Is there a connection between aspartame and sexual dysfunction?

Aspartame: An artificial sweetener, is declared to be safe & no correlations, to my knowledge, exists with sexual dysfunction. ...Read more

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