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WHO cries wolf over aspartame

WHO (World Health Organization) has just declared the widely used sweetener aspartame "possibly carcinogenic to humans." There they go again. To this day (1,2), no credible scientific evidence of aspartame carcinogenicity has ever been found, despite decades of study.


1. Pavanello S, Moretto A, La Vecchia C, Alicandro G. Non-sugar sweeteners and cancer: Toxicological and epidemiological evidence. Review. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol 2023 Mar;139:105369. doi: 10.1016/j.yrtph.2023.105369.Epub 2023 Mar3.

2. Palomar-Cros A, Straif K, Romaguera D, et al. Consumption of aspartame and other artificial sweeteners and risk of cancer in the Spanish multicase-control study (MCC-Spain), Int J Cancer 2023 Jun 16. doi: 10.1002/ijc.34577. Online ahead of print.

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