Some consumers question safety of aspartame.
Some Consumers Question Safety Of Aspartame aspartame: see sweetener, artificial.
Synthetic organic compound (a dipeptide) of phenylalanine and aspartic acid. It is 150–200 times as sweet as cane sugar and is used as a nonnutritive tabletop sweetener and in low-calorie : Research by Nielsen suggests fears over the health risks of artificial sweetener artificial sweetener: see sweetener, artificial. aspartame have dented supermarket sales in New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. of low- and no-calorie drinks such as Coke Zero and produced a resurgence in their full sugar counterparts. A petition was made to the government's health select committee last year calling for restrictions on the chemical after a high profile case in which a woman from Wellington was diagnosed with 'aspartame poisoning' after daily consuming large amounts of sugar free gum and soft drinks. Although the committee declined the petition's request, the country's Green Party called for warning labels to highlight aspartame's "potential adverse effects". New Zealand's acceptable daily aspartame intake is 40mg/kg of bodyweight -17.5 cans for a 70kg adult if measured by aspartame drinks. In 2003, individuals were typically consuming 6-15 percent of the recommended limit, according to according to
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3. the Health Ministry. Dr Bernadene Magnuson, an independent consultant toxicologist toxicologist (tok´sikol´jist),
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a specialist in toxicology. and Toronto University adjunct professor in nutritional sciences who has performed research in the area and is being employed by Coca-Cola to try and educate consumers, said: "At current levels of consumption of aspartame, the evidence is that it's completely safe."