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Aspartame Pathway

Diet Soda

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  • The longest-ever human aspartame study, spanning 22 years, found a clear association between aspartame consumption and non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and leukemia in men; leukemia was also associated with diet soda intake in both sexes
  • Despite this, beverage manufacturers continue to misleadingly describe this artificial sweetener as safe
  • Coca-Cola, for instance, notes that the methanol produced by aspartame is similar to that found naturally in fruits and vegetables, but in the latter case it is firmly bonded to pectin, allowing the methanol to be safely passed through your digestive tract
  • When methanol is consumed via aspartame, methanol is free to break down to toxic formaldehyde, and humans are incapable of converting the toxic formaldehyde into harmless formic acid (unlike other animals)
  • Coca-Cola also claims there is no biological explanation for why aspartame might cause headaches, when in fact it’s known that in humans, the methyl alcohol from aspartame travels through your blood vessels, like a Trojan horse, into sensitive areas where it is converted to the toxic poison formaldehyde


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