The Science Behind Aspartame

One of the most important questions to ask concerning the dangers of aspartame is, "What's the research?"

The research proving aspartame dangers has existed since the late 1960s. Non-corporate research has been performed by medical scientists at universities such as MIT, Washington School of Medicine, Arizona State, and SUNY New York. This research isn't old or "outdated" as industry claims. It serves as an "I told you so" by insightful researchers and scientists aware of aspartame dangers from the moment they learned it was an ulcer drug discovered in the mid 1960s by a GD Searle pharmaceutical employee on company payrolls.

But, for those who seek scientific proof from the latest, up-to-date research on aspartame health dangers, three new studies were performed in 2005 proving aspartame harmful to human health. The Trocho study was published in 1998. The details of the Liverpool Study, UK, are currently being completed, and will not be posted on my websites until after the study has been published by medical journals.

Interestingly, none of this highly regarded research proving aspartame unsafe is from United States' research institutions. The research comes from European scientists immune to the American political and corporate pressures to keep the dangers of aspartame taboo.

The Research
Research: "First Experimental Demonstration of the Multipotential Carcinogenic Effects of Aspartame Administered in the Feed to Sprague-Dawley Rats"

Researchers: Morando Soffritti, Fiorella Belpoggi, Davide Degli Esposti, Luca Lambertini, Eva Tibaldi, and Anna Rigano

Reference Source: doi:10.1289/ehp.8711 (available at Online 17 November 2005

Research: "The effect of aspartame metabolites on human erythrocyte membrane acetylcholinesterase activity"

Researchers: Stylianos Tsakiris, Aglaia Giannoulia-Karantana, Irene Simintzi, Kleopatra H. Schulpis

Reference Source: Department of Experimental Physiology, Medical School, University of Athens, P.O. Box 65257, GR-154 01 Athens, Greece b Institute of Child Health, Research Center, Aghia Sophia Children's Hospital, GR-115 27 Athens, Greece Accepted 19 July 2005

Research: "Formaldehyde derived from dietary aspartame binds to tissue components in vivo"

Researchers: C. Trocho, R. Pardo, I. Rafecas, J. Virgili, X. Remesar, J.A. Fernandez-Lopez, and M. Alemany

Reference Source: Departament de Bioquimica i Biologia Molecular, Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona Spain, May 13, 1998.

Great Britain:
Research: "Synergistic interactions between commonly used food additives in a developmental neurotoxicity test"

Researchers: Karen Lau, W. Graham McLean, Dominic P. Williams, and C. Vyvyan Howard

Reference Source: Developmental Toxicopathology Unit, Department of Human Anatomy & Cell Biology, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Liverpool, Sherrington Buildings, Liverpool L69 3GE, UK

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