MP Calls For Ban On Aspartame

by Medindia Content Team on  December 16, 2005 at 4:02 PM Cancer News
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MP Calls For Ban On Aspartame
The UK Parliamentarian Roger Williams has called for a ban on an artificial sweetener aspartame, which is used in the production of 6,000 types of medicines, food and drinks. He said that there was definite evidence that the sweetener, which is used in cereal, chocolate and cola, may cause cancer. The European Ramazzini Foundation has published reports that aspartame caused cancer in rats. Doses of the sweetener resulted in leukaemias and lymphomas in female rats, according to the Ramazzini Foundation study.

Williams who has the support of leading scientists on the subject has also called for products containing aspartame being withdrawn from the shelves of the country. He also went on to add that the legal teams of the sweetener industry had managed to suppress a debate with regard to the product. Williams also accused the regulators across the world of having failed to protect the public by licensing aspartame, which is produced by Searle. Sound science had been rejected by the people who gave their approval for aspartame, Williams added. He also said that aspartame is far more dangerous than the banned food dye Sudan 1.Caroline Flint, the Public Health Minister responded by saying that a review concerning the safety of aspartame had already been conducted in 2001.

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On an average one out of every 15 persons across the world consumes the product.

The Italian study will be reviewed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Artificial sweeteners are known to contribute towards controlling obesity.

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Rich Murray, MA Room For All 505-501-2298 1943 Otowi Road Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 group with 149 members, 1,269 posts in a public, searchable archive Dark wines and liquors, as well as aspartame, provide similar levels of methanol, above 100 mg daily, for long-term heavy users, 2 L daily, about 6 cans. Methanol is inevitably largely turned into formaldehyde, and thence largely into formic acid. It is the major cause of the dreaded symptoms of "next morning" hangover. Fully 11% of aspartame is methanol -- 1,120 mg aspartame in 2 L diet soda, almost six 12-oz cans, gives 123 mg methanol (wood alcohol). If 30% of the methanol is turned into formaldehyde, the amount of formaldehyde, 37 mg, is 18.5 times the USA EPA limit for daily formaldehyde in drinking water, 2.0 mg in 2 L average daily drinking water.


SOFT-DRINKS COMPANIES SHOULD PAY THE PRICE FOR THEIR CONSUMERS HEALTH With the enormous variety of sweeteners available on the global markets, why don’t other leading brands follow the example of innovative soft-drinks manufacturer T&T Beverages who, in offering the consumer a healthier soft-drink, are willing to absorb the higher associated costs. Tony Parente, Managing Director, T&T Beverages states: "At T&T Beverages ( ) we have always monitored trends and been sensitive to scientific and social issues relating to the manufacture and sale of soft drinks particularly as children often drink our products. We have striven to keep our products free from contentious ingredients, starting three years ago with the removal of refined sugar ahead of many of our competitors as we could foresee serious issues surrounding sugar consumption and a rise in obesity amongst kids.

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