Italian researchers published a new study recently that showed aspartame might cause leukemia, lymphoma and breast cancer in rats.
This was the second study by the same lab that showed aspartame causes cancer in rats.
After hearing of yet another claim from researchers that aspartame causes cancer, a U.S. consumer group called for an urgent FDA review. But once again, the FDA concluded that aspartame is safe as a “general purpose sweetener in food”.
One of the concerns is that aspartame is found in so many products, not just diet sodas, so people are consuming more and more aspartame all of the time. You can actually view the Italian study in PDF form here.
I don’t think it matters how much proof is given to the FDA on aspartame causing cancer. The FDA is not always looking out for our best interests. It’s all about the money in my opinion.