Scientific Facts on the Aspertame artificial sweetener

Aspertame is a non-caloric artificial sweetener used in many diet drinks and foods. Although this artificial sweetener has been widely used for many years, some allegations still fuel a debate on possible side effects.

Does aspertame really pose health risks?

2. How much aspertame sweetener do people consume?

The consumption of the aspertame sweetener in Europe is between 2.8 and 10.1 mg/kg body weight per day. This aspertame consumtion is estimated to be well below the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) set by the international committee of experts of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), even for children and high consumers such as diabetics. More on the aspartame consumption...

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Next question: What happens to the aspertame sweetener once it is ingested?

This study on the effects of the aspertame sweetener is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2002 by the EC-SCF (European Commission Scientific Committee on Food): "Update on the Safety of Aspartame". More...

Note that the proper spelling for Aspertame is Aspartame.