Topic: aspartame

Acesulfame K Is Diet Pepsi’s New Sweetener … But What Is It?

Acesulfame K Is Diet Pepsi's New Sweetener ... But What Is It?

The Associated Press reported yesterday that Pepsi is quietly rolling out cans of Diet Pepsi made with a new sweetener, designed to increase the cola’s shelf life and “fresh” taste. The AP article assures us that the new sweetener won’t change the old Diet Pepsi flavor — but it says nothing about the safety of acesulfame or any potential health concerns. More »

Research Links Diet Sodas to Stroke

Research Links Diet Sodas to Stroke

We’ve long been leery of all the chemicals, caffeine, and artificial sweeteners used to jack up drinkers of diet sodas, and a new study indicating that drinking diet soft drinks may increase risk for stroke only makes us more worried about the mysterious effects of those calorie-free cans. Researchers tracked the habits and health of about 2,500 adults in Manhattan over a nearly 10-year period, and found that those who drank diet sodas daily had about a 48% higher risk of stroke or heart attack than subjects who drank no soft drinks at all. More »

20 Cancer-Causing Substances

20 Cancer-Causing Substances

A new report by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the National Cancer Institute lists 20 cancer-causers or potential cancer-causers. The list includes formaldehyde, which, if you remember, is one … More »