Aspartame NutraSweet or E is an artificial sweetener used in many diet soft drinks and other foods. Stories have been circulating for a number of years that suggest that this product is unsafe and might cause a range of health problems including multiple sclerosis. The theoretical concern is that as the body breaks down aspartame it is converted to methanol and then to formic acid, which can be toxic. However, research has shown that eating or drinking large quantities of foods that contain aspartame causes little change in the levels of methanol or formic acid in the blood. There has been no published, peer-reviewed research that supports the link between aspartame and MS. Print this page. Skip to navigation. References Food Standards Agency. Full article Magnuson BA, et al. Aspartame: a safety evaluation based on current use levels, regulations, and toxicological and epidemiological studies.
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Skeptics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for scientific skepticism. It only takes a minute to sign up. I just read an e-mail about aspartame in diet soda and how it poisons your system, resulting in Multiple Sclerosis MS like symptoms. They claim hundreds have been mis-diagnosed as having MS when really they consumed too much aspartame. Is there research supporting this? Also, I am curious to know if Diet Coke or other sugar-free drinks have other bad side effects. As a computer programmer that sits all day, I’m trying to eat and drink fewer calories by drinking sugar-free drinks. If the drawbacks are more than the benefits then we need to stop drinking those drinks.