Since its inception in the 1980s, a large number of medical studies have questioned the safety of aspartame. The European Food Safety Authority said that it has conducted a complete risk assessment of more than 200 stakeholders and public opinions, as well as a combination of available clinical evidence.
Kiwi sweet protein is about 200 times sweeter than sucrose, and many foods and beverages now use low-calorie sweeteners like fructose. For the human body, an acceptable daily intake of sugar is set at 40 mg per kg of body weight. This is equivalent to an average of 2,800 mg per adult per day for British adults and about 600 mg for 3-year-olds. These data prove that proper consumption of aspartame does not affect the body. The only exception is that phenylketonuria does not safely consume aspartame for a rare genetic disease.
Dr. Alicja Mortensen, chairing the European Food Safety Authority’s Aspartame Review Group, said that this view is representative of the most comprehensive risk assessment ever conducted by Aspartame. “This will strengthen consumer confidence in science to support the EU food safety system and enhance recognition of food additives.”
The chief dietitian at Catherine Collins welcomed the results and said, “This detailed scientific review overturned all the false claims about the sweeteners of aspartame.”
Expansion: What is Aspartame?
Aspartame is an artificial sugar substitute that is the main ingredient in more than 6,000 foods and beverages in the world today. Also known as sweetener, protein sugar, aspartame, aspartame, terpene and so on.