The "Silent" Side of Aspartame Research

You're going to be shocked at what the "silenced side" of scientific research reveals about aspartame. Or maybe you're just shocked that there IS a silent side concerning the truth about aspartame dangers.

The harmful effects of aspartame are now more widely known than ever before, and the risks of using aspartame are very well-documented. Aspartame penetrates the blood-brain barrier, hence entering the brain and creating neurotoxic havoc at the brain center. And don't forget, aspartame IS a "drug" and is not natural in any way.

People should be aware that aspartame is currently being studied by reputable research scientists from around the world, and that the research shows aspartame is responsible for multiple forms of cancer, including lymphoma and leukemia, memory loss, nerve disorders, and has biological effects on gene expressions.

The corporations who stand to profit the most from aspartame have exercised their power over the truth and information about aspartame dangers for over three decades. Their claims of product safety and non-culpable research have been used over the past twenty-five years to market NutraSweet®/Equal®. Currently, these corporate safety claims are being publicly challenged through new research that has previously been steered away from the public eye. Maybe, now, consumers can prevent further harm to their health from aspartame, which was placed in the public food supply in 1982.

European researchers have the United States' scientists beat hands-down when it comes to respectable research on the dangers of chemical sweeteners. Today, we must look across the pond for the most progressive and highly respected academic research on aspartame's dangers to human health. Dr. Morando Soffritti of the Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Center, European Ramazzini Foundation of Oncology and Environmental Sciences, has performed such esteemed work. The Soffritti Studies demonstrate the most recent reputable research of the multipotential carcinogenic effects of aspartame administered in feed to Sprague-Dawley rats. Dr. Soffritti has proven aspartame is a carcinogen in two separate studies.

The results of the mega-experiments indicate aspartame is a multipotential carcinogenic agent, even at a daily dose of 20 mg/kg b.w. (milligrams per kilograms per body weight), much less than the current ADI (Average Daily Intake) for humans of 40 mg/kg b.w. (Europe) or 50 mg/kg b.w. (United States). On the basis of these research results, the Italian research team has recommended a re-evaluation of the present guidelines on the use and consumption of aspartame as "urgent and cannot be delayed."

For the original research study, visit this link: Bella Italia: The Soffritti Aspartame Study

The second aspartame study from the Ramazzini Foundation has not yet been posted on the Internet, but I will have it available in PDF format on as soon as it becomes available. The politics behind the aspartame safety issue run deep, and many government agencies do not respect Dr. Soffritti's conclusions as valid proof of aspartame dangers. As an educated consumer, YOU decide for yourself if aspartame is, indeed, a threat to your health or to the health of your loved ones.

On July 19, 2005, Dr. Stylianos Tsakiris, Department of Experimental Physiology, Medical School, University of Athens and his research team at the Institute of Child Health, Research Center, Aghia Sophia Children's Hospital, Athens, Greece published a study that showed high levels and cumulative toxic concentrations of aspartame decreased the membrane AChE activity, resulting in memory loss. Additionally, neurological symptoms, including learning and memory processes, appeared in the study to be related to the high or toxic concentrations of the sweetener metabolites.

To download this study, visit this link: The Tsakiris Aspartame Study

The Trocho study from Spain is a general study on artificial sweeteners' toxicity supported through the Bosch & Gimpera Foundation, Barcelona, Spain. Simply stated, the researchers studied the conversion of aspartame methanol to formaldehyde and its eventual effect on overall physiologic function. The study concluded that aspartame consumption may constitute a hazard because of its contribution to the formation of formaldehyde adducts (when a chemical binds to a biological molecule, such as DNA or a protein). The binding of methanol-derived carbon to tissue proteins was widespread in the study, affecting all body systems, fully reaching even sensitive targets such as the brain and retina.

For the complete research text, visit this link: Trocho Aspartame Study From Spain

The Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Public Health University of Pecs, Pecs, Hungary, published a new aspartame study January, 2007 showing that aspartame ingested, even at maximum daily dose, changes the genes in various organs in animals. Information on this study can be found on the following website, and when the original research documents come available, I will post them in PDF format on

The Pecs, Hungary Study

The purpose of this short-term study was to investigate the biological effects of aspartame consumption on key oncogenes and on the tumor suppressor gene. After one week of aspartame administered at various doses to CBA/CA female mice, the results showed that among the rats receiving aspartame, a significant increase of lymphoreticular neoplasms, brain tumors and transitional cell tumors occurred. The research team concluded that aspartame has a biological effect in the body, even at the recommended daily maximum dose.

Knowledge is power. As an educated consumer, you have the information available to choose what you and your family will ingest. Unnatural artificial sweeteners may, indeed, affect your health. Why take the chance? Now that you know the truth, that is!

Dr. Hull is author of Sweet Poison: How The World's Most Popular Sweetener Is Killing Us and Splenda: Is It Safe Or Not?. For more information from Dr. Hull, please visit her
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