(Author photo is Dr. Betty Martini with Dr. M. Soffritti, President, Ramazzini Foundation, at Mt. Sinai Medical School, where he received the prestigious Irving J. Selikoff Award)
Dr. Joseph Thomas of the FDA recently wrote to me to the effect that if there has been something new since 2002, we can file again our request for ban on aspartame. They completely disregarded the Imminent Health Hazard petition sent to them in 2007. Here is the recent report exposing how FDA lies and violates the law:
click here Carcinogen_Aspartame-Causing-Birth-Defects_Aspartame-Class-Action-Suits-180122-719.html
Dr. Thomas' email to me is at the bottom of this post.
Of course, scientific peer reviewed studies have continued and almost 100% of them show problems. FDA has not even replied to the ones prior to that time. Taken from the" US Right To Know" petition to FDA, below are 41 studies the FDA has chosen to ignore and failed to answer. They keep saying "show us the science," but when you show the science to FDA they ignore it. These are just a FEW of the researched studies that prove the harm done by aspartame.
 Soffritti M, Belpoggi F, Degli Esposti D, Lambertini L, Tibaldi E, Rigano A. First experimental demonstration of the multipotential carcinogenic effects of aspartame administered in the feed to Sprague-Dawley rats. Environ Health Perspect. 2006 Mar; 114(3):379-85. PMID: 16507461. (article)
 Soffritti M, Belpoggi F, Tibaldi E, Esposti DD, Lauriola M. Life-span exposure to low doses of aspartame beginning during prenatal life increases cancer effects in rats. Environ Health Perspect. 2007 Sep; 115(9):1293-7. PMID: 17805418. (article)
 Soffritti M et al. Aspartame administered in feed, beginning prenatally through life span, induces cancers of the liver and lung in male Swiss mice. Am J Ind Med. 2010 Dec; 53(12):1197-206. PMID: 20886530. (abstract / article)
 Schernhammer ES, Bertrand KA, Birmann BM, Sampson L, Willett WC, Feskanich D., Consumption of artificial sweetener and sugar-containing soda and risk of lymphoma and leukemia in men and women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Dec; 96(6):1419-28. PMID: 23097267. (abstract / article)
 Soffritti M1, Padovani M, Tibaldi E, Falcioni L, Manservisi F, Belpoggi F., The carcinogenic effects of aspartame: The urgent need for regulatory re-evaluation. Am J Ind Med. 2014 Apr; 57(4):383-97. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22296. Epub 2014 Jan 16. (abstract / article)
 Olney JW, Farber NB, Spitznagel E, Robins LN. Increasing brain tumor rates: is there a link to aspartame? J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 1996 Nov; 55(11):1115-23. PMID: 8939194. (abstract)
 Azad, Meghan B., et al. Nonnutritive sweeteners and cardio metabolic health: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and prospective cohort studies. CMAJ July 17, 2017 vol. 189 no. 28 doi: 10.1503/cmaj.161390 (abstract / article)
 Fowler SP. Low-calorie sweetener use and energy balance: Results from experimental studies in animals, and large-scale prospective studies in humans. Physiol Behav. 2016 Oct 1; 164(Pt. B):517-23. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.04.047. Epub 2016 Apr 26. (abstract)
 Vyas A et al. Diet Drink Consumption And The Risk of Cardiovascular Events: A Report from The Women's Health Initiative. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Apr; 30(4):462-8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-014-3098-0. Epub 2014 Dec 17. (abstract / article)