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Is Nutrasweet® Bad For You?

Concerns raised about the use of aspartame by pregnant women.

August 19, 2008 |
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OK, everyone on your feet… First up: New research pertaining to pregnant women and aspartame, nutrasweet, what’s typically in diet sodas. How many think the latest data suggests aspartame is harmful??? How many think the latest data suggests aspartame is harmless??? Anyone think they actually found some benefits—helpful??? So harmful that leading scientists are petitioning the FDA to pull it from the market. So anyone voting harmless or helpful, please sit down and we’ll go onto our next round.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Dianne Moore.

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Dr. Michael Greger

Doctor's Note

Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other “HHH” videos (Harmful, Harmless, or Helpful?). Also, there are over a thousand subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

For some context, please check out my associated blog posts: Soymilk: shake it up! and  Aspartame: Fibromyalgia & Preterm Birth

  • http://nutritionfacts.org/members/mgreger/ Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other “HHH” videos (Harmful, Harmless, or Helpful?). Also, there are over a thousand subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

  • http://nutritionfacts.org/members/toxins/ Toxins

    is this JUST a concern for pregnant woman?

    • Phil

      Toxins are not just a concern for pregnant women.

  • http://nutritionfacts.org/members/anya/ Anya

    Toxins, this is absolutely not an issue soley for pregnant women. Everyone should be concerned about aspartame and its effects on our bodies. Please look at Dr Greger’s other videos on the subject. You will see that this lab created compound (accidentally discovered while making an anti-ulcer medicine) has no place in our food and beverages.

    • http://nutritionfacts.org/members/toxins/ Toxins

      I only say this because the video starts out in regards to pregnant woman.

  • http://nutritionfacts.org/members/phaedra/ Phaedra

    Is it true that aspartame can cause seizures in people with epilepsy?

  • Chrissy

    I know that aspartame is “harmful,” but just how harmful is it? In other words, do I really need to rule it out ASAP? It’s pretty much my only nutritional vice.

    On a related note, I’d also heard about a potential connection between aspartame and seizures, but I actually have some seizure history (long since resolved, fortunately) and have never noticed any association beween the two in my own experience.