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Aspartame and Cancer

What is the Evidence?

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Chemical structure of aspartame. Photo: Wikipedia.

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener used in thousands of products worldwide. Questions about a possible link between aspartame and cancer have persisted for decades. However, compelling evidence
now indicates that aspartame is a carcinogen. This fact sheet summarizes the evidence on aspartame and cancer, including important new evidence, and makes recommendations.