Latest Aspartame controversy Stories

2014-02-03 16:25:07

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the American Beverage Association: According to decades of scientific research, low-calorie sweeteners can be an effective tool in both weight loss and weight management. They are also recommended as a sugar substitute by the American Diabetes Association. Aspartame is a commonly used low-calorie sweetener that has been extensively tested and declared safe by governmental and independent...

Aspartame Gets Sweet Revenge, Okayed For Moderate Consumption
2013-12-11 11:30:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Maligned in studies since it came into use in the 1980s, aspartame has now been deemed safe for regular, moderate consumption by the European Food Safety Authority. Previous research had linked the artificial sweetener to higher risk of cancer and premature birth. During its assessment, the EFSA said it reexamined the available clinical evidence, listened to stakeholders and considered over 200 comments submitted online. "This...

2011-06-28 12:34:35

Waistlines in people, glucose levels in mice hint at sweeteners' effects In the constant battle to lose inches or at least stay the same, we reach for the diet soda. Two studies presented Saturday [June 25] at the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions suggest this might be self-defeating behavior. Epidemiologists from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio reported data showing that diet soft drink consumption is associated with...

2010-09-02 15:51:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Heard the one about how aspartame single-handedly caused the Gulf War syndrome? In recent years, outlandish allegations - often spread via the Internet by individuals who have little scientific or medical expertise - have tried to link the low-calorie sweetener to every ailment ranging from Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's disease to cancer and weight gain. However, the overwhelming body of scientific evidence via more than three decades of research and...

2009-06-02 15:59:00

Questions Put to Rest CHICAGO, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A just-published research review concludes that, media speculation aside, using aspartame as a sweetener has no effect on appetite or food intake. The same evaluation reaffirmed what regulators and health authorities have said many times before: aspartame is not associated with adverse effects for the population at large. "The conclusions should not be a surprise to health professionals, as they reflect what both science and common sense...

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