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"A few of the changes in dopamine and serotonin concentrations within the
brain induced by aspartame, phenylalanine and aspartic acid are listed.

*  Phenylalanine is converted to tyrosine by the enzyme phenylalanine
   hydroxylase (Chapter 5).  Tyrosine undergoes a change to
   dihydroxyphenylalanine (levodopa, L-Dopa), which then is transformed
   to dopamine.

*  The chronic administration of excess phenylalanine and aspartic acid
   tends to decrease serotonin and other neurotransmitters within several
   regions of the brain, and may alter dopamine receptors in certain brain

*  Crippling fluctuations in the motor performance of patients with
   Parkinsonism who are treated with levodopa have been improved by
   eliminating protein from their breakfast and lunch.  Pincus et al
   (l986, l987) demonstrated a close correlation between elevated
   levels of the large neutral amino acids and aggravated symptoms of
   Parkinsonism, notwithstanding high plasma levodopa concentrations.
   These motor fluctuations improved when the amino acid levels declined.
   Such antagonism of levodopa's action by protein and amino acids
   probably reflects interference with its transport across the blood
   brain barrier.

End of quote from book

I would print this out and take it to him for his physician.  And I'll
take the opportunity of putting this in a neurology newsgroup so they will
know too.  

I know its unbelievable that they would take a deadly drug like this with
biologic effects and market it as an additive, so there would be no
requirement for safety monitoring, and not even put a warning on the
label. I know if I hadn't warned my friend he wouldn't be alive today, and
who knows how many have already perished who were not warned.  Also,
aspartame can trigger Parkinson's Disease.  

For more information on aspartame email:  betty at pd.org
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On Sat, 1 Nov 1997, Charmelle2 wrote:

> Betty,
> Less than an hour ago, I called a Catholic Priest in a small town about 10
> miles away diagnosed with Parkinson's.  Since I have had printouts for family
> and friends to see, we have repeatedly discussed the priest and how sad it is
> to see him go down this way....many want to cry when he loses his ability to
> speak during Mass.  Just today my sister-in-law asked me for some printed
> information to take to some cousins and a foster sister, all of whom she is
> very concerned about since they are Aspartame users.  We again discussed
> someone approaching the Priest and asking him if he uses the Neurotoxin.  
> Well I CALLED HIM TONIGHT.  He appreciated the call, saying HE DOES USE
> ASPARTAME, and he will start right away eliminating it from his diet.  He
> wants printed information.  I told him I will get it to him within a day or
> two.  We will stay in touch about his symptoms.  
> Charmelle

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