Is NutraSweet® Bad For You?

Is NutraSweet® Bad For You?
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Concerns raised about the use of aspartame by pregnant women.

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First up: new research on pregnant women and aspartame (NutraSweet), which is typically in diet sodas.

Who thinks the latest data suggests aspartame is harmful? Who thinks the latest data suggests aspartame is harmless? Who think the researchers found some benefits, making aspartame helpful?

And the answer is—so harmful that leading scientists are petitioning the FDA to have it pulled from the market. 

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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First up: new research on pregnant women and aspartame (NutraSweet), which is typically in diet sodas.

Who thinks the latest data suggests aspartame is harmful? Who thinks the latest data suggests aspartame is harmless? Who think the researchers found some benefits, making aspartame helpful?

And the answer is—so harmful that leading scientists are petitioning the FDA to have it pulled from the market. 

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.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Doctor's Note

For some of the most recent videos on aspartame:
Aspartame-Induced Fibromyalgia
Update on Aspartame

And check out my other “HHH” videos – Harmful, Harmless, or Helpful? – listed below the post.

For further context, see my associated blog posts: Soy milk: shake it up! and Aspartame: Fibromyalgia & Preterm Birth.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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