Aspartame: Approved In 90 Nations, But Damages Brain
Sayer Ji, Contributor
Saturday, September 15, 2012
A new study on aspartame has the potential to reignite the decades-old controversy behind this artificial sweetener's safety, or lack thereof.
As far back as 1996, folks were writing about the potential link between aspartame and increasing brain tumor rates.
Indeed, its intrinsic neurotoxicity and carcinogenicity has been confirmed in the biomedical literature. Yet, aspartame has been approved for use in thousands of consumer products in over 90 countries, [ii] and is still being consumed by millions worldwide on a daily basis despite the fact that over 40 adverse health effects of aspartame have been documented.
The new study, published in the September edition of the Journal of Bioscience and titled, "Effect of chronic exposure to aspartame on oxidative stress in the brain of albino rats," aimed to test the hypothesis that chronic consumption of aspartame may be causing neurological damage in exposed populations. CONTINUE: [link to www.activistpost.com]