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Also known as NutraSweet, Canderel, Equal and has E number (additive code) E951. It is commonly used in diet soft drinks.
Aspartame is the methyl ester of the dipeptide of the natural amino acids L-aspartic acid and L-phenylalanine. Under strongly acidic or alkaline conditions, aspartame first generates methanol by hydrolysis. Under more severe conditions, the peptide bonds are also hydrolyzed, resulting in the free amino acids. It is a nonpolar molecule.
Some studies have also recommended further investigation into connections between aspartame and negative effects such as headaches, brain tumors, brain lesions and lymphoma.
We have a dedicated sub-section on Aspartame at www.truefacts.co.uk/health/aspartame.html
Despite governments and the media claiming that adding Fluoride to water prevents dental problems, this is mere propaganda and the dangers of Fluoride far outweigh any rumoured advantages.
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Details about Diana DeathThis is the prev iously available article re-added
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speec hesat Columbia University, Monday 24th Sep 2007