Aspartame, which is commonly known as Nutrasweet or Equal, may be responsible for the current dramatic increase in the number of people who are now developing brain cancers.
These brain cancers are the same types of malignancies found in research subjects who were fed aspartame.
Over 6000 products now contain this artificial sweetener. Aspartame is produced by a Monsanto company, The Nutrasweet Kelko Company.
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During the Reagan Administration, the newly appointed Commissioner of the FDA approved Aspartame despite the fact that their own research scientists presented convincing evidence that Aspartame was clearly associated with the increased risk of developing certain types of brain cancers.
Industry funded Aspartame research found little problem with Aspartame, but independently funded researchers found brain cancer links to aspartame in over 83% of their studies.