aspartame : Definition, Usages, News and More

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a sper taym

  • n  an artificial sweetener made from aspartic acid; used as a calorie-free sweetener

  • Coke's aspartame generation Sweet-toothed but calorie-conscious Americans constitute a mammoth market for soft drinks, but there have been problems among the profits.
  • Aspartame contains phenylalanine and will carry a warning on the label.
  • Products with aspartame (NutraSweet) have always been labeled dangerous for people with phenylketonuria, a relatively rare condition.
News & Articles

  • Do Any of These Hippie Deodorants Work?
    I am not known for my noncarcinogenic lifestyle. I prefer aspartame to agave, reheat takeout pad Thai in its original plastic container, and think most wines pair best with a cigarette. So my newfound opposition to aluminum-based antiperspirant has nothing to do with conflicting reports that it causes breast cancer ... More »        
    July 18, 2013 - New York Magazine

  • Michael Jacobson in
    Because aspartame is so widely consumed, it is urgent that the FDA evaluate whether aspartame still poses a 'reasonable certainty of no harm,' the standard used for gauging the safety of food additives,said CSPI executive director Michael...
  • Barack Obama in Wall Street Journal (blog)
    Like Ms McCormack, many consumers have no idea that aspartame is a controversial additive, or that it has been linked to a significant number of side-effects, especially if it is frequently consumed in large quantities. Aspartame, once ingested,... Sue Kedgley (press release) Jun 20, 2007 5845 8698 aspect And so whatever decision that I make with respect to Gen. McChrystal or any other aspect of Afghan policy is determined entirely on how I can make sure that we have a strategy that justifies the enormous courage and sacrifice that those men and...

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