From KansasCity.com for those who would like to comment:
Also, as to the email the article refers to that went around the world, and still hasn't stopped, is called the Nancy Markle email. Actually, I'm the one who lectured for the World Environmental Conference when Clarice Gaylord of the EPA said, "We have an epidemic of MS and lupus and cannot identify the toxin." I replied, I'm Betty Martini of Mission Possible International, and I'm here to lecture on MS and lupus, and identify the toxin as NutraSweet (Equal,AminoSweet,E951,Spoonful,Benevia,Canderel and any other name they can dream up). Monsanto could not put out the fire and sold NutraSweet. For all the information go to http://www.dorway.com/nomarkle.html
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
P.S. Here is information from Dr. H. J. Roberts and Dr. Russell Blaylock:
http://www.kansascity.com/personas?plckUserId=0a280319850cd9e0d4d8068c614255a1-2344403&insiteUserId=0a280319850cd9e0d4d8068c614255a1-2344403JeffAug wrote on 8/16/2010 10:34:03 AM:
Actually Derek, There is a direct correlation between MS and Aspartame. The fact a research facility didn't exist in a bogus article doesn't detract from that fact.
Here are few references published in respected medical journals which support the link between MS and aspartame:
Sannchez-Gomez MV, Malute C. AMPA and kainate receptors each mediate excitotoxicity in oligodendroglial cultures. Neurobiology of Disease 6:475-485, 1999
Yoshika A, et al. Pathophysiology of oligodendroglial excitotoxicity, J Neuroscience Research 46: 427-437, 1996.
Singh P, et al. Prolonged glutamate excitotoxicity: effects on mitochondrial antioxidants and antioxidant enzymes. Molecular Cell Biochemistry 243: 139-145, 2003.