Beginning as early as the 1960s, aspartame researchers have proved time and again that aspartame creates neurological problems. Today, aspartame safety studies are still going on, and the results are still showing memory loss, nerve disorders, and multiple forms of cancer caused by aspartame use.
The Tsakiris Study
The Tsakiris study, Department of Experimental Physiology, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece and the Institute of Child Health, Research Center, Aghia Sophia Children’s Hospital, Athens, Greece, proved that the over-use of aspartame, as well as the long-term effects, impair memory. The research concluded that high levels of aspartame and cumulative toxic concentrations of aspartame’s by-products increased memory loss. Additionally, neurological symptoms, including learning and memory processes, appeared in the study to be related to the high or toxic concentrations of this chemical sweetener.
Short-term versus Long-term Use
Some people may not experience noticeable illness from short-term use of aspartame, and many times, this has been used as “proof” that there are no problems with aspartame safety. Unfortunately, this argument ignores the fact that the effects of aspartame poisoning are cumulative over a long period of use.
The Tsakiris study shows that when a healthy individual with normal functioning, such as a young child for example, starts consuming a chemical such as aspartame when no memory loss has occurred, aspartame ingestion can eventually lead to down-regulation of brain receptors, and ultimately disrupt memory and learning.
Why would anyone want to take this risk?
To download the complete research text in PDF, visit this link: http://www.sweetpoison.com/pdf/Tsakiris_Pharmaco_Res_Jan_2006.pdf