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Study Proves that Aspartame is Linked to Leukemia & Lymphoma in Humans and is Fatal for Rats (Video)

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by N.Morgan


Aspartame was supposed to be the miracle replacement for sugar and other artificial sweeteners, however, the miracle sweetener has now turned into a nightmare, according to a landmark study. 

Aspartame is an artificial non-saccharide sweetener 200 times sweeter than sucrose and is commonly used as a sugar substitute in foods and beverages.

It is a methyl ester of the aspartic acid/phenylalanine dipeptide with the trade names, NutraSweet, Equal, and Canderel.

Even as few as one diet soda daily may increase the risk for leukemia in men and women, and for multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma in men, according to new results from the longest-ever running study on aspartame as a carcinogen in humans.

Importantly, this is the most comprehensive, long-term study ever completed on this topic, so it holds more weight than other past studies which appeared to show no risk.

More disturbingly, it may also open the door for further similar findings on other cancers in future studies.

The most thorough study yet on aspartame – Over two million person-years

For this study, researchers prospectively analyzed data from the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study for a 22-year period.

A total of 77,218 women and 47,810 men were included in the analysis, for a total of 2,278,396 person-years of data. Apart from sheer size, what makes this study superior to other past studies is the thoroughness with which aspartame intake was assessed.

Every two years, participants were given a detailed dietary questionnaire, and their diets were reassessed every four years. Previous studies that found no link to cancer only ever assessed participants’ aspartame intake at one point in time, which could be a major weakness affecting their accuracy.

One diet soda a day increases leukemia, multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphomas.

The combined results of this new study showed that just one 12-fl oz. can (355 ml) of diet soda daily leads to:

– 42%  higher leukemia risk in men and women (pooled analysis)
– 102% higher multiple myeloma risk (in men only)
– 31%  higher non-Hodgkin  lymphoma risk (in men only)

These results were based on multi-variable relative risk models, all in comparison to participants who drank no diet soda. It is unknown why only men drinking higher amounts of diet soda showed an increased risk for multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Note that diet soda is the largest dietary source of aspartame (by far) in the U.S. Every year, Americans consume about 5,250 tons of aspartame in total, of which about 86 percent (4,500 tons) is found in diet sodas.

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Confirmation of previous high-quality research on animals

This new study shows the importance of the quality of research. Most of the past studies showing no link between aspartame and cancer have been criticized for being too short in duration and too inaccurate in assessing long-term aspartame intake.

This new study solves both of those issues. The fact that it also shows a positive link to cancer should come as no surprise because a previous best-in-class research study done on animals (900 rats over their entire natural lifetimes) showed strikingly similar results back in 2006: aspartame significantly increased the risk for lymphomas and leukemia in both males and females.

More worrying is the follow on mega-study, which started aspartame exposure of the rats at the fetal stage.

Increased lymphoma and leukemia risks were confirmed, and this time the female rats also showed significantly increased breast (mammary) cancer rates.

This raises a critical question: will future, high-quality studies uncover links to the other cancers in which aspartame has been implicated (brain, breast, prostate, etc.)?

There is more reason than ever to completely avoid and remove aspartame from our daily diet.

For those who are tempted to go back to sugary sodas as a “healthy” alternative, this study had a surprise finding: men consuming one or more sugar-sweetened sodas daily saw a 66 percent increase in non-Hodgkin lymphoma (even worse than for diet soda).

Perhaps the healthiest soda is NO SODA AT ALL.

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    • Slimey

      To understand asspartame all you have to do is Startpage the very corrupt, the very sick Donald Rumsfield and his damn asspartame. i would not touch anything with asspartame in it.

      They got so many manufacturers FOOLED with this ingredient in it. Just like the way these CORRUPT people FOOLED you into thinking a Negro was “President”. :mad:

      Or that we should pay income taxes. FYI you barter for your time. it’s not income. Only dead people make income as corpse’orations. <-too funny.

      You might be SHOCKED to see it in all kinds of food where it ought not to be or is needed. I put them back and look for them with just regular sugar like the kind we use in doughnuts. :lol:

      Just STICK TO DOUGHNUTS! :lol:

    • Don - 1

      A negro was not president. He’s actually an Indonesian….100%. The tribe from Java are dark and can pass for a negro if you don’t look at them closely. The USA was totally fooled and still is.

    • Zeropointenergy

      Rat poison where is the trillion $ lawsuit :arrow: lawyers!

    • Anonymous

      I did a literature search on NCBI’s Pub Med and did not locate the paper you say you are getting this information from. How about providing an actual link to it?

      And yet oddly enough, if the findings were that monumental, I think it would be front and center in the discussion on preventable cancers, yet I don’t hear anyone quoting this article. I found plenty of ambiguous data that hand wave about your claim. I also found published data that counter your claims as well: in the paper titled “Consumption of artificial sweetener- and sugar-containing soda and risk of lymphoma and leukemia in men and women” by E.S. Schemhammer et al., their findings on Aspartame had the following conclusion: “Although our findings preserve the possibility of a detrimental effect of a constituent of diet soda, such as aspartame, on select cancers, the inconsistent sex effects and occurrence of an apparent cancer risk in individuals who consume regular soda do not permit the ruling out of chance as an explanation.” (Found at

      Also, in a letter to the editor of Environmental Health Perspectives by B. Magnuson titled “Carcinogenicity of Aspartame in Rats Not Proven”, shows yet again that there may be absolutely no causal link to carcinogenesis in humans or rats by Aspartame (article found at

      Why don’t you list the URL of the paper you are referencing here? Or is this just clickbait to sell more snake oil?

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