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ADA Finalizes Aspartame Review

CHICAGO—The American Dietetic Association (ADA) finalized its review of aspartame and concluded that aspartame consumption is not associated with adverse effects in the general population, including hypersensitivity reactions, elevated blood methanol or formate levels or brain cancers, reported Nutrition Horizon.

According to the study: “In patients with diabetes, aspartame consumption is not associated with elevated plasma phenylalanine and tyrosine levels, fasting glucose control, intolerance to aspartame, opthalmologic effects, heart rhythm or weight.”

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