A study led by Dr. Morando Soffritti, a cancer researcher from Italy, found that even in doses much lower than claimed to be safe, animals were developing several different forms of cancer when aspartame was added to their food.
"The results of this mega-experiment indicate that APM [aspartame] is a multipotential carcinogenic agent, even at a daily dose of 20 mg/kg body weight, much less than the current acceptable daily intake. On the basis of these results, a reevaluation of the present guidelines on the use and consumption of APM is urgent and cannot be delayed."
Aspartame and the brain
If the prospect of cancer is not enough to deter you from drinking diet soda or consuming processed foods sweetened with artificial sweeteners, consider the effect that aspartame has on your neurons and your cognitive function. In a study published in Redox Biology, researchers found aspartame may essentially program your brain cells to die.
These biochemical and mitochondrial changes alter the functional activity in your brain, resulting in altered neuron function and neurodegeneration. The researchers theorized the results were from the effects of methanol molecule or the metabolite, formaldehyde or formate. This study also demonstrated that long-term use of FDA approved levels of aspartame distort your brain function. ("HELLO")
Another compound found in aspartame, phenylalanine, is delivered in excessive amounts and depletes your brain of serotonin, possibly one of the factors responsible for the increased number of people suffering from depression who regularly eat foods sweetened with aspartame.
For many years I have theorised that Aspartame may be at least partially responsible for my fibro today,,, it is after all primarily a Neurotoxin!
It is almost impossible to buy a squash type drink for diluting without it being loaded with artificial sweeteners today,, yet caring mothers and fathers load it into the trolly and give it to their children unaware of the case against it. 99.9% of these drinks on the shelf contain the substance in abundance,, I am not exaggerating,,, it will take much searching to find the one or perhaps two without it on the supermarket shelf.
Sweeteners are being loaded into a ever growing range of foods, even toothpaste has it ,,, you must read the label. Never assume it is safe!
No Sweetener is safe.