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?

4.7 Can the aspertame sweetener cause other side effects?

Some individuals have attributed their allergic reactions to the aspertame sweetener. However, two studies on such individuals indicated that their allergies were no more likely to be caused by the aspertame sweetener than by placebo.

Other studies focusing on the effects of the aspertame sweetener on hunger and food intake, reported that the aspertame sweetener did not cause an increase in calorie consumption or body weight. Read the EC-SCF report about aspartame and other potential side effects...

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Next Question: Conclusion

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.