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Researchers gave Aspartame or a placebo to people who reported that they get headaches after using Aspartame. It was a double-blind study, neither the researchers or the volunteers knew who was getting Aspartme. They found that some people who get headaches, are more likely to get headaches if they use Aspartame.
Aspartame ingestion and headaches: a randomized crossover trial.
Aspartame & MSG (monosodium glutamate) can fibromyalgia.
Aspartame is used as an artificial sweetener in many foods to decrease caloric intake. However, aspartame may stimulate the appetite, leading to overeating, which sabotages the weight control program.
The Lancet, May 10, 1986, p. 1092-1093
Researchers gave Aspartame to people with depression, and a control of people who did not have depression. The study had to be halted,
because of the severity of reactions within the group of patients with a history of depression.
Adverse reactions to aspartame: double-blind challenge in patients from a vulnerable population.
We propose that excessive aspartame ingestion might be involved in the pathogenesis of certain mental disorders and also in compromised learning and emotional functioning.
Direct and indirect cellular effects of aspartame on the brain
This review is particularly worrying as it shows that, although 100% of industry funded (either whole or in part) studies conclude that aspartame is safe, 92% of independently funded studies have found that aspartame has the potential for adverse effects.effects.
Aspartame and its effects on health: Independently funded studies have found potential for adverse effects