Scientists from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) today announced the results of its review of recent findings on aspartame by the European Ramazzini Foundation in Bologna, Italy. 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. These findings come on the heels of a large-scale study by released in April by researchers from the National Cancer Institute that found NO LINK between aspartame consumption and leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors.
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