Bogus Aspartame Study Exposed by Experts

Claims that aspartame safety proved by dietary survey reveal sweet poison front groups. Experts Speak

Desperate to reverse growing public awareness and scientific proof that the artificial sweetener aspartame is a deadly neurotoxin, the Calorie Control Council (CCC) issued a press release stating that a federal food survey proves that aspartame is safe. The move is seen by many to be a face-saving gesture by the CCC, a self-described weigh-loss advocacy group, that has been advising a calorie-conscious public to use this non-caloric, excitoneurotoxic, carcinogenic drug since the 80s. They are a Public Relations organization, well known as an aspartame front group.

According to the April 4, 2006 CCC press release, “A new epidemiology study from the National Cancer Institute confirms previous study conclusions that there is no link between aspartame consumption and leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors.”

The release also quotes unnamed “researchers” as stating, “Our findings from this epidemiologic study suggest that consumption of aspartame-containing beverages does not raise the risk of hematopoietic or brain malignancies.”

The release fails to mention that the quote was taken from a presentation entitled, “Prospective study of aspartame-containing beverages and risk of hematopoietic and brain cancers,” by Unhee Lim, et. al.

Lim’s team analyzed data from a “self-administered baseline food frequency questionnaire” administered during 1995/96 to over 500,000 men and women between the ages of 50 and 69.

Among the 16-page survey’s 56 questions ranging from oatmeal and brownies to strawberries in season and hysterectomies, aspartame is only mentioned once to determine “frequency and ‘diet’ type preference of three potentially aspartame-containing beverages (soda, fruit drinks, and iced tea) as well as aspartame added to coffee and hot tea.”

The “prospective study” was delivered at the annual American Association of Cancer Research meeting in Washington, D. C. April 4, 2006. The abstract explains how Lim and his team of researchers developed mathematical equations to demonstrate that the results of a non-scientific food survey and its five-year follow-up period indicate no scientific association between aspartame consumption and specific cancers. Regardless of the theoretical “suggestions” of Lim’s “prospective study,” other aspartame front groups, such as the American Beverage Association, have revealed themselves by endorsing the study as proof that aspartame is safe.

Even the researchers who designed the Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) used on this study acknowledged that results obtained may be scientifically invalid. “... Furthermore, a single FFQ-based measurement in adulthood may not represent long-term intake without error and may not assess the diet accurately for times when exposure is most critical in determining disease outcome...”.

“Once again the Calorie Control Council circulates utter nonsense. They have never met an artificial sweetener they didn’t like. They are not believable on any point in any debate that concerns the financial well being of any of the artificial sweetener manufacturers that pay their bills. In this case, their report of this alleged ‘aspartame study’ is a bigger fraud than the product itself. Save yourself and save your health quit NutraSweet now,” Washington D. C. Attorney, James Turner said.

Turner worked with Dr. John Olney to keep NutraSweet off the market from 1974 to 1981 and is intimately familiar with the scandalous nature of the aspartame approval process and the human misery that has been scientifically-linked to its consumption. He is currently the Chairman of “Citizens for Health and earlier this month petitioned the FDA to ban Splenda. Slated to replace the increasingly unpopular aspartame, Splenda (sucralose) is a chlorocarbon in the same family of chemicals as DDT and Lindane and is known to cause seizures and migraines. “Because Splenda liberates chlorine we call it DDT-Lite,” commented Mission Possible founder, Dr. Betty Martini, who wants to know, “When is government going to stop approving industry’s attempts to poison the people with toxic artificial sweeteners?”

Though the Lim “study” is merely a mathematical hypothesis taken from data accumulated over a decade ago, a blizzard of media articles are now claiming a “new federal study” on 567,000 Americans by the NIH, NCI and AARP shows aspartame/NutraSweet/Equal doesn’t cause cancer. This scientifically specious claim attempts to contradict the aspartame-specific, 36-month, peer-reviewed Ramazzini Study (2005) which demonstrated conclusively that aspartame causes lymphomas, leukemias, peripheral nerve tumors, kidney cancer, malignant brain tumors in rats and is a multipotential carcinogen.

This study, one of the most comprehensive and scientifically sound food additive studies ever conducted, was meant to simulate a lifetime of aspartame ingestion, the equivalent of 50 to 90+ years of aspartame ingestion in humans. The results indicated that even moderately low levels of aspartame caused these cancers. The scientists attributed this finding to the significant formaldehyde exposure from aspartame ingestion.

The NCI/NIH/AARP survey asked participants to mark from memory their consumption of certain foods going back 12 months and did not inquire of past ingestion or whether the subjects were using any of the some 6,000 commonly-consumed aspartame-containing products available today.

We are now taking aspartame brain tumor case histories in New York and New Jersey, three year statute of limitations. For the rest of the story and to read the comments of the experts and see the form that mentions aspartame only once go to

Dr. Betty Martini, D. Hum, Founder, Mission Possible International

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