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Does aspartame in diet sodas cause any health hazards?

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Posted on Tue, 20 Oct 2015
Question: Is aspartame a real health problem in diet sodas?
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Answered by Dr. Praveen (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Aspartame use is not linked to increase cancer risk

Detailed Answer:
Hello sir.Thanks for your query.

Aspartame is one among the most common artificial sweeteners which are used especially in sodas, soft drinks as you rightly mentioned.Expert agencies in the US and elsewhere that have evaluated aspartame have found it safe for use in humans.Research has not found that aspartame use is linked to an increased risk of cancer.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the use of aspartame and other artificial sweeteners in the United States while the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) assesses the safety of this sweetener in the European Union.Both of them agree that studies done so far have not found such a link.

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Dr.Praveen
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Brief Answer: Aspartame use is not linked to increase cancer risk Detailed Answer: Hello sir.Thanks for your query. Aspartame is one among the most common artificial sweeteners which are used especially in sodas, soft drinks as you rightly mentioned.Expert agencies in the US and elsewhere that have evaluated aspartame have found it safe for use in humans.Research has not found that aspartame use is linked to an increased risk of cancer. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the use of aspartame and other artificial sweeteners in the United States while the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) assesses the safety of this sweetener in the European Union.Both of them agree that studies done so far have not found such a link. Regards Dr.Praveen