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Thursday, May 1, 2014

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Aspartame: The Bitter Truth Behind This Toxic Sweetener

HealthyAeon - 4:48 AM

by Arjun Walia
Collective Evolution

I don’t even know where to begin when it comes to Aspartame. The artificial sweetener has been banned twice by the FDA, and there are numerous studies clearly outlining the dangers associated with it. So ask yourself, why and how is this product, which is found in over 6000 products worldwide, still legal today?

The following is a very informative video about aspartame, and the real truth behind this toxic sweetener. Below the video you will find more information about aspartame and links to more information about it.

A study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology determined that sugar sweetened soda increases the odds for kidney function decline. You can read the entire study here. 3318 women participated in the study for a number of years as they consumed diet soda that contained artificial sweeteners, most notably Aspartame. Two or more diet drinks a day led to a doubled risk of fast-paced kidney decline. The study was conducted by scientists from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Another study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that aspartame is linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma and leukaemia. You can read the full study here, and we also wrote an article on it that you can read here.

A study out of Arizona State University that was published in the Journal of Applied Nutrition determined that Aspartame causes brain damage by leaving traces of Methanol in the blood(1). Another study published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine determined that long term consumption of Aspartame leads to an imbalance in the antioxidant/pro-oxidant status in the brain(2). A study published by Washington University Medical School outlines a possible connection between aspartame and brain tumors.(3)

A new study observing over 60,000 women found that diet drinks containing aspartame consumed at 2 or more per day increased the risk of heart related illness by 50%. This is added to the list of studies that have shown aspartame causes fast paced kidney decline, brain and neurological damage, and is linked to increased rates of leukaemia and lymphoma and more. You can read more about that here.

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All studies and links to information not here are highlighted throughout the article.





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