American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An artificial sweetener, C14H18N2O5, formed from aspartic acid.
- n. organic chemistry An artificial sweetener, the methyl ester of a dipeptide formed from aspartic acid and phenylalanine, used in many processed foods and beverages.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an artificial sweetener containing an aspartic acid peptide, (C14H18N2O5); it is 160 times sweeter than sucrose (cane sugar) and is used as a calorie-free sweetener. Chemically it is N-L-α-aspartyl-L-phenylalanine-1-methyl ester. It is sold also under the trade name
- n. an artificial sweetener made from aspartic acid; used as a calorie-free sweetener
- aspart(ic acid) + (phenyl)a(lanine) + m(ethyl) + e(ster). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“These data demonstrated for the first time that aspartame is a carcinogenic agent, inducing various types of malignant tumors in rats, even at dose levels currently considered acceptable for humans.”
“I'm told that the whole aspartame is death thing has been known for some time now, but this is the first I heard of it.”
“I can't tell you either way if aspartame is good or bad for you, but I do know one thing: Aspartame tastes like ass water.”
“Some group that gave low daily doses of aspartame to 4000 rats and followed them around seem to think so: "Because aspartame is so widely consumed, it is urgent that the FDA evaluate whether aspartame still poses a 'reasonable certainty of no harm,' the standard used for gauging the safety of food additives," said CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson.”
“While the CSPI seem pretty cock-sure that aspartame is about as healthy for you as sucking on the devils dick, the FDA doesn't see it that way: "However, the conclusions from this second European Ramazzini Foundation are not consistent with those from the large number of studies on aspartame that have been evaluated by FDA, including five previously conducted negative chronic carcinogenicity studies," Who to believe, the FDA or some advocacy group?”
“No credible evidence was found that aspartame is carcinogenic, neurotoxic or has or any other adverse effects when consumed even at levels many times the established ADI levels.”
“A non-nutritive sweetener, aspartame is approximately 200 times sweeter than sucrose, the accepted standard for sweetness.”
“Studies conclude that aspartame is safe for use by diabetics and may aid diabetics in adhering to a sugar-free diet.”
“Dr. Ian Munro, President of Cantox co-authored by review (along with NutraSweet employees) of aspartame calling aspartame toxicity a "non-issue.”
“Transcript: The most prevalent artificial sugar in our food supply today is called aspartame, which is also recognized as NutraSweet or Equal.”
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