Blog Archive

Aspartame-Containing Beverages and Incidence of Brain Malignancies
Consumption of Aspartame-Containing Beverages and Incidence of Hematopoietic and Brain Malignancies
October 1, 2006
Aspartame has been the predominant artificial sweetener in the U.S. for the past 25 years and is currently found in <6,000 food and beverage products. Throughout this period, however, there has been a controversy regarding whether or not aspartame is carcinogenic
Aspartame Effective in Weight Loss: A New Review
Aspartame Effective in Weight Loss: A New Review
By HealthFactsandFears.com
August 31, 2006
Consumers who are trying to lose weight or maintain weight loss thus should be pleased to learn of recent scientific evidence that the use of aspartame as a sugar substitute to reduce the calorie content of foods and beverages can indeed help people lose weight.
Questions from ARC Hotline: Pregnancy and Aspartame
Questions from ARC Hotline: Pregnancy and Aspartame
By Nancy Anderson
August 9, 2006
Is aspartame safe for pregnant women? According to human studies, aspartame is safe for pregnant women and does not pose any risk to the unborn baby.
Associated Press Reports State Board Rejects Sweetener Ban
Associated Press Reports State Board Rejects Sweetener Ban
July 13, 2006
The state Environmental Improvement Board has rejected an effort by a Santa Fe gallery owner to outlaw the artificial sweetener aspartame in New Mexico.
FDA Statement on European Aspartame Study
FDA Statement on European Aspartame Study
April 8, 2006
FDA is issuing this statement today in response to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) press release on its review of the long-term carcinogenicity study of aspartame conducted by the European Ramazzini Foundation (ERF).
European Regulators Reinforce Safety of Aspartame
European Regulators Reinforce Safety of Aspartame
April 5, 2006
After a thorough review of the Ramazzini study, the scientists found that "no need to further review the safety of aspartame nor to revise the previously established Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI)" for the ingredient.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position on Sweeteners
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position on Sweeteners
By Connie Diekman, M.Ed, RD, LD, FADA
September 11, 2012
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics position paper on - "Use of nutritive and nonnutritive sweeteners" provides some clear evidence and guidance for Registered Dietitians and their clients.
What Does Moderation Mean for You?
What Does Moderation Mean for You?
By Mary Lee Chin
March 31, 2010
Let me first start by saying as a registered dietitian I have advised plenty of people to eat with “balance, variety and moderation.”
Aspartame, Weight Management and Debunking an Internet Myth
Aspartame, Weight Management and Debunking an Internet Myth
By Mary Lee Chin
October 1, 2008
Does consuming aspartame cause your metabolism to slow down, making it easier to gain weight?
Aspartame and Weight Management
Aspartame and Weight Management
By Jennie McCary
April 2, 2008
Does aspartame make you gain weight? The simple answer is no. You gain weight when you consume more calories than you burn off through physical activity.