Put Down the Diet Soda and Slowly Back Away: Aspartame Linked to Cancer

Sharon and I gave up aspartame (NutraSweet?Ǭ and Equal?Ǭ) several years ago after reading a number of studies that linked the sweetener to seizures, eye damage and vision loss, confusion, severe migraines, tremors, depression, anxiety attacks, and insomnia, among other things.

Now comes a new study that ties aspartame to cancer:

The Cancer Research Center of the European Foundation of Oncology and Environmental Sciences in Bologna, Italy reported this week that a long-term study to evaluate the potential carcinogenic effects of aspartame demonstrates the chemical sweetener “induces an increase in lymphomas and leukemias in female rats.” The research will be presented at a September international scientific conference, “Framing the Future in the Light of the Past: Living in a Chemical World.”

Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock M.D. commented: “The new study released in the European Journal of oncology by Morando Soffritti and co-workers should terrify mothers and all those consuming aspartame sweetened products. This was a carefully done study which clearly demonstrated a statistically significant increase in several types of lymphomas and leukemias in rats. Both of these malignancies have increased significantly in this country since the widespread use of aspartame.

I wonder about the increase in Alzheimer’s over the last 20 years, too; aspartame was approved by the FDA as a solid sweetener in 1981 and for use in soft drinks in 1983.

I’m no expert, but I know this: Sharon’s fibromyalgia got a lot better after we quit drinking diet sodas.

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4 responses to “Put Down the Diet Soda and Slowly Back Away: Aspartame Linked to Cancer

  1. I don’t doubt the problems caused by ingested chemicals, I think it is unfortunate that this gets lumped in with the same group as chemtrails.

  2. Monsanto has a lot of money to throw into PR to make the naysayers look like kooks. It’s no surprise that these studies are coming out of Europe instead of the U.S.

  3. THANK YOU!!!
    I’m allergic to Aspartame.
    So is the guy who was my best friend in college!
    I get really bad migraines when I ingest something with Aspartame.
    He got migraines and violent projectile vomiting!

  4. Now Splenda on the other hand is a wonderful inventiond – and so is Diet RC cola!

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