Could This Headache Causing Neurotoxin Be on Its Way Out?
May 14, 2015
By Dr. Mercola
Continue reading here.Diet Pepsi is getting an image overhaul, and as of August will no longer contain the artificial sweetener aspartame, PepsiCo. has announced.1,2The decision came in response to dwindling sales, mirroring consumers' concerns about aspartame's health hazards, which includes research3,4,5,6,7,8 showing that aspartame is a multipotential carcinogenic agent.It is clearly a move in the right direction and we have provided much of the impetus as our site comes up number two in Google for aspartame and many publications, like the LA Times,9 credit us for the increased awareness.It's hardly a major victory, however, as the company plans on replacing aspartame with sucralose, aka Splenda.10,11The irony of this has not gone unnoticed. On April 26, US Right to Know tweeted the following message: "#DietSodaScam: @PepsiCo switching from aspartame to sucralose is like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic."Indeed, sucralose is associated with many of the same adverse effects asaspartame, including:
Respiratory difficulties Migraines/headaches12 Seizures Gastrointestinal problems Heart palpitations Weight gain
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