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Artificial Sweeteners: How Bad Are Saccharin, Aspartame?

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This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Food and Drug Administration's decision to ban cyclamate, the first artificial sweetener prohibited in the U.S., and yet scientists still haven't reached a consensus about how safe (or harmful) artificial sweeteners may be. Shouldn't we have figured this out by now?

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Comment by Robert Dunn
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It's convenient that the author neatly ommitted the fact that Aspartame has a chemical alteration at a given temperature (not that high) which converts it into formaldehyde. And  you're going to tell me that this is harmless and safe?  Whose studies are we following or quoting from anyway. Oh yeah, our honest FDA. I forgot. The people we trust with our food and drugs. Thats a comforting thought.

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