In the News
February 1997 Issue
Renewed Frenzy Over NutraSweet Safety Heightens Concerns
NutraSweet. Brain tumors. By now you've probably heard there's a connection. Or is there? Reports questioning the safety of aspartame (brand names NutraSweet and Equal) -- most recently on the CBS program 60 Minuteshave dominated health headlines, but are based on little hard evidence. Here's the scoop. Unlike many additives, aspartame consists of two naturally occurring compoundsthe amino acids aspartic acid and phenylalaninealbeit in a way nature never intended. Since aspartame was first
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