Jean-Francois Avon (jf_avon at citenet.net) wrote:
: >just no one to warn him of the dangers and he didn't know that NutraSweet
: >is a seizure triggering drug, and produced grand mal seizues in lab animals.
: Dear Betty, would you please post substantial pharmacological and stastical
: data on the subject. I am very interested in hearing about it. I would like
Aspartame (Nutrasweet) was originally developed as an experimental
neurological drug. It's sweetness was an unexpected side effect.
It was a dud as a neurological agent, except that in large doses, it
causes brain lesions in lab animals.
Some humans experience neurological problems with reasonably small
doses of aspartame. I personally get a headache if I drink a lot of diet
Coke. It passed FDA muster because side effects are not widespread and
not *usually* severe.
I work at Emory's Health Sciences Library. I heartily recommend that
you use one of the free Medline search programs on WWW- look under
"aspartame", extend your search back 10 years.