Aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonful/Canderel, E951) has been known to cause liver damage for over a quarter of a century and the FDA simply ignores the findings. Dr. James Bowen wrote this paper on Steato hepatitis http://www.wnho.net/steato_hepatitis.htm
Dr. Sandra Cabot, Mission Possible Australia wrote this paper on the liver: http://www.dorway.com/liver.txt Dr. Cabot also wrote "The Liver Cleansing Diet" book. Her paper, Aspartame Makes You Fatter, again goes into the liver: http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_makes_you_fatter.htm
This article "Aspartame Sweetener and Liver Damage" was published by The Washington Post, Marian Burros, May 14, l975:
Of interest is the fact that the FDA has always known aspartame causes liver damage and yet continues to tell the public its safe. Their own toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, told Congress in l985 that aspartame causes brain tumors and brain cancer and violates the Delaney Amendment which forbids putting something in food you know will cause cancer. http://www.wnho.net/the_fda_fable.htm
In l998 the Trocho Study showed the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol embalms living tissue and damages DNA. Most of the toxicity is in the liver. http://www.wnho.net/formaldehyde_from_aspartame.pdf
Studies continue to show these issues. The Ramazzini Study in 2005 showed aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen confirming the original studies. Now a new study (Ramazzini) shows aspartame causes cancer even in small amounts.
What does it take to get the FDA to remove this toxin that destroys the brain, optic nerve, immune and central nervous systems? It can precipitate diabetes, causes cancer and blindness, damages the liver, and causes birth defects with no warning on the label.
Nothing has changed since this article was written except its causing more liver damage which we often see on autopsy such as in the case of Charles Fleming who was addicted to aspartame, a body builder. The autopsy showed the chronic methanol poisoning for years. So an innocent Virginia Sunday School teacher, Diane Fleming, is in prison serving time for a crime committed by the manufacturer of aspartame. She had passed 3 lie detector tests. The autopsy showed as expected a fatty liver, pulmonary edema, metabolic acidosis, etc. You can hear her story in Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, http://www.amazon.com
Dr. James Bowen wrote the FDA over 20 years ago that aspartame is mass poisoning of the public. http://www.dorway.com/drbowen.txt
Nothing has changed, business as usual, while the FDA turns a blind eye and a deaf ear to the pleas from the public on being poisoned. Athletes continue to experience sudden cardiac death from the damage to the cardiac conduction system: http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_msg_scd.htm Millions continue to perish from the neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes and cancers listed in the medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, http://www.sunsentpress.com by H. J. Roberts, M.D. These problems also discussed in Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, MD., http://www.russellblaylockmd.com Dr. Blaylock's lecture , "The Truth About Aspartame", http://www.atavistik.com
In the UK large chains begin removing aspartame because of a study funded by Food Standards that showed additives cause behavioral problems. Not a word from the FDA, no doubt because they have known that too for a quarter of a century and were the recipient of this indepth paper by world renowned Dr. John Olney: http://www.wnho.net/dr_olney1.doc The FDA has sat back and allowed the brains of our children to be destroyed with full knowledge. Autism is now 1 in 150. Approximately half of all pregnancies in the US result in prenatal or postnatal death or an otherwise less than healthy baby. http://www4.natroinalacademies.org/news.nsf/isbn/0309070 FDA knew this would happen as they read Dr. Olney's report and have continued to lie and deny with full knowledge for 25 years.
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxiocity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame