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Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic

Magazine article Nutrition Health Review

Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic

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Aspartame Disease:

An Ignored Epidemic

By H.J. Roberts, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.C.C.P

Sunshine Sentinel Press, Inc., 2001.

Price: $75.00

Aspartame is everywhere. This artificial sweetener is found in coffee, cereal, toothpaste, and it's even in "diet water." In fact, aspartame is in more than 9,000 products available in your local supermarket. Aspartame has slowly taken the place of sugar over the years as a dieting aid. It is tasty, versatile, and as far as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is concerned-safe.

According to Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, a new book from Dr. H. J. Roberts, a quiet epidemic might be building steam right under our noses. Although the FDA labels aspartame "generally regarded as safe" (GRAS), more than a few consumers have reported myriad health problems as a result of aspartame.

"...By mid-1986...over 10,000 consumers had sent complaints to the FDA, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the manufacturer, interested investigators, and consumer organizations," Dr. …

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