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New, Most Comprehensive Study of Aspartame Ever Conducted Reaffirms Safety

September 11, 2007 - A new scientific study released today, which included a comprehensive review of every scientific study ever conducted on aspartame, reaffirms the safety of the sweetener, including among the heaviest users. The report was published in the September edition of the journal Critical Reviews in Toxicology and made available online today. An internationally renowned panel of experts in relevant scientific disciplines reviewed more than 500 studies, articles and reports on aspartame, concluding, "The weight of existing evidence is that aspartame is safe at current levels of consumption...No credible evidence was found that aspartame is carcinogenic, neurotoxic, or has any other adverse effect on health when consumed even at quantities many times the established ADI [Acceptable Daily Intake] levels."

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