Experts call for ban on sweetener used in Coca-Cola over safety fears British experts have cast doubt on the safety of an artificial sweetener used in thousands of products including big brand diet soft drinks from Coca-Cola and ...
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Other researchers, who did not contribute to Prof. Millstone and Dawson's paper, also cast doubts on the widespread assumption that aspartame is a safe alternative to sugar.
Dr. Tim Lang, from City, University of London, calls the recent paper 'both important and timely,' noting that '[t]he global health advice is to reduce sugar intake, yet much of the food industry — especially soft drinks — maintains the sweetness by substituting artificial sweeteners.
'Millstone and Dawson help expose that strategy for what it is, a
continued sweetening of the world's diet,' he asserts.