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AlMaur777 almaur777 at aol.com
Fri Feb 12 21:14:11 EST 1999

I'm a science journalist, and I've run up against this question a number of
times, most recently in a writer's list, where I noted objections to the
unfounded charges leveled against the sweetener (what a laundry list of
I met one of the doctors who evaluated the substance for safety and he said it
is generally harmlessly eliminated. I understand some studies do show an anti
depressive effect for the reason Mr. Modestino states in the first post. 
I am very interested in hearing from other scientists on this matter, though.
Allan Maurer

>Subject: aspartamine/aspartame
>From: Edward Justin Modestino <ejmodest at sas.upenn.edu>
>Date: 2/11/99 10:01 PM EST
>Message-id: <36C3997A.E5D11336 at sas.upenn.edu>
>what do all of you fellow neuroscientists think about the hype that
>nutrasweet causes a plethora of diseases including brain damage and
>cancer?  There is so much crap on the net about this that isn't supported
>by research. I even been threatened by people explaining to them.  I spent
>three hours researching this on Medline and found no evidence of this. 

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