Aspartame Causes Cancer
Many people use aspartame to sweeten food when they try to reduce body fat. Others use it because they want to avoid eating refined sugar. They believe it is safe to use, however, is this actually the case? Victoria Inness-Brown was researching this very subject and found the Bressler report. In this report, she noticed that Bressler talked about sizable tumors cause by the ingestion of DKP (diketopiperazine), which is a metabolite of aspartame. A metabolite is a compound that is formed when food that is digested is processed for use by the body.
This made her concerned for her family’s welfare. Nevertheless, she was aware that just because someone else says this is so does not necessarily mean that it is so. So, she decided to perform her own experiment. One of the most significant aspects of her experiment is that it is easily replicated; i.e. anyone can perform this experiment and get the same results. She is not a doctor, she is a concerned person that wanted to know for herself. She also received no payments or incentives for her research; it was completely independent.
Victoria started with 108 rats that she raised herself. She used 30 males and 30 females as her experimental group and used 24 males and 24 females as her control group. Victoria is not a food researcher and, therefore, was unable to acquire pure aspartame. She used NutraSweet dissolved in water to replace pure aspartame. Each day she gave the rats a dose of NutraSweet equivalent to 14 cans of diet soda for the females and 13 cans of diet soda for the males. This sounds like an excessive amount, however, is within the acceptable daily intake (ADI) that the FDA has set at 50 mg per kilogram of weight. More importantly, it is also what some people consume each day!
After 30 months of this routine, Victoria had some astounding results. 67% of the females had tumors the size of golf balls or even larger! Some were even as big as the palm of her hand! 21% of the males developed tumors. The picture above is of one of Victoria’s rats. Victoria was not able to get necropsies performed on the original set of rats, nonetheless, she started a generational study with their offspring and had the county veterinarian perform necropsies on several of those animals. The tumors that were present were found to be cancerous. The veterinarian also found tumors that were readily apparent to the casual observer.
In addition to the 3:1 ratio of affected females to affected males, Victoria’s study found a great number of tumors to be located in the mammary glands. This finding is in agreement with the findings published by Dr. H. J.Roberts in his book Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic.
In addition to the tumors that Victoria found during her study, she also noticed a wide variety of other adverse affects. These were presumably caused by the aspartame as they were not noticed in the control group. Included among these symptoms are: neurological effects such as difficulty walking or falling over; paralysis; Torticollis (also known as wryneck: neck stiffness associated with muscle spasms, resulting in tilting your head to one side); symptoms of cerbral palsy; eye disorders such as infected eyes, bleeding eyes, blindness, bulging eyes; skin disorders lesions, thinning and yellowing of the fur and obesity.
Victoria also discovered evidence that suggests genetic damage. Two of the second generation of rats were born with only one eye. They both had two eye sockets, yet only had one eye.
Other studies have confirmed that aspartame causes cancer. Dr. Soffrinti of The Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Center of the European Ramazzini Foundation has conducted two aspartame safety studies on rats. In his first study he found the rats developed high rates of lymphoma and leukemia after being fed the equivalent of four to five diet sodas worth of aspartame each day. At the largest dose, 25% of the experimental females developed lymphoma-leukemia as compared to 8.7% of the control females. The results of this experiment found that only 400 parts per million were necessary to have a carcinogenic effect. Two years later, The Ramazzini Foundation, published a follow up study that proves when aspartame exposure begins in the womb the carcinogenic effect of aspartame is dramatically increased.
The FDA is aware of these findings, yet does no research of their own, nor do they make it known to general public that these studies exist and that aspartame can cause serious health issues. For this and many other reasons, you should be certain that you are informed about the products that you eat. Godd health to you!