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Betty Martini and Aspartame

Didier A. Depireux didier at eng.umd.edu
Tue Jul 11 08:02:54 EST 1995

I think we are supposed to accept that the nasty side-effects of Aspartame
have been shown beyond reasonable doubt. Witness the last two papers
I could find that contain the words 'Aspartame' and 'Seizures' in a database:

AUTHOR(s):       Camfield, P.R. Camfield, C.S. Dooley, J.M.  
TITLE(s):        Aspartame exacerbates EEG spike-wave discharge in children
                   with generalized absence epilepsy: A double-blind
                   controlled study.
           In:   Neurology. MAY 01 1992 v 42 n 5 p 1000  

AUTHOR(s):       Shaywitz, B. A. Anderson, G. M. Novotny, E. J.  
TITLE(s):        Aspartame Has No Effect of Seizures or Epileptiform
                   Discharges in Epileptic Children.
           In:   Annals of neurology. JAN 01 1994 v 35 n 1 p 98  

The difference is that the first paper is truthful, the second is part of a 
massive government cover-up. Or something;-)
(More seriously, these papers might be addressing the same question using 
different methodologies. I didn't look at them. But then again:

AUTHOR(s):       Lajtha, Abel Reilly, Margaret A. Dunlop, David S.  
TITLE(s):        Aspartame consumption: Lack of effects on neural function.
           In:   The journal of nutritional biochemistry.  
                 JUN 01 1994 v 5 n 6 p 266  )

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