Please watch this video, as well as, by comparison, the coverage from the Wyoming T.V. station, which is disappointingly vague and understated as to the neurodegenerative harm, especially so cavalierly dismissing the carcinogenic dangers, which are all proven and not debatable.
Studies from the 70's to 80's linked aspartame to cancer. What we do need to watch out for is consuming large amounts of methanol, which is produced when metabolizing aspartame.
"Aspartame is two amino acids, and methanol and methanol is the one that's worrisome in large amounts. so much so that the studies haven't been able to quantify it with food or with substitute." explained Andy Dunn of the Wyoming Medical Center.
Some of the foods we enjoy containing aspartame include diet soda, sugar free ice cream, reduced calorie fruit juice, gum, and yogurt.