On going coverage reaches new level of medical questioning and increasing evidence
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.