Does Aspartame Cause Cancer?

NutritionFacts .org
NutritionFacts .org
28 Sep 2020

How should we parse the conflicting human data on aspartame (Nutrasweet) intake and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma, leukemia, and pancreatic cancer?

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What about the noncancer effects on the brain? See my video Aspartame and the Brain(

What about Splenda? Got a video on that too: Effect of Sucralose (Splenda) on the Microbiome (

Is there any nontoxic low calorie sweetener? Erythritol is probably the best candidate: Erythritol May Be a Sweet Antioxidant ( though we should probably get away from intense sweeteners, artificial or not. See, for example, Unsweetening the Diet (

More the potential adverse effects of drinking diet soda in Does Diet Soda Increase Stroke Risk as Much as Regular Soda? (

How about this for a calorie reduction strategy instead: Eating More to Weigh Less (

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