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What is aspartum and what are its side effects?

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suzanne66 15 Feb 2011

Did you mean aspartame?
Aspartame is an artificial sweetener, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), used as a sugar substitute in some foods and beverages.

Artificial sweeteners have been the subject of intense scrutiny for decades. Critics of artificial sweeteners say that they cause a variety of health problems, including cancer.

But according to the National Cancer Institute and other health agencies, there's no sound scientific evidence that any of the artificial sweeteners approved for use in the United States cause cancer or other serious health problems. And numerous research studies confirm that artificial sweeteners are generally safe in limited quantities.

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