Aspartame: a safe sweetener


Before rendering final in May, the European Food Safety Authority has delivered to a public pre-report in which it says that the maximum daily doses of aspartame in force are perfectly sufficient. The downside, however, was put on the case of pregnant women with phenylketonuria, a disease that prevents assimilate phenylalanine, one of the main components of the controversial sweetener.

Current doses, aspartame is absolutely not dangerous to health. This is at least what was said Tuesday the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in a public version of its report on the controversial sweetener. Aspartame is used in many products labeled low fat, especially sodas, to replace sugar. According to information relayed by the Nouvel Observateur, EFSA concluded that the additive should neither be prohibited nor see his ADIs be decreased.They are currently 40 milligrams per kilogram per day for each individual.


Under pressure from the European Commission, the final report is expected in May as he was originally scheduled to be 2020. This means if aspartame crystallises many concerns. A Danish study has highlighted an increase in premature births among women who drank more than four drinks with aspartame. EFSA responded with a study, Norwegian this time that minimizes the relationship between the offending sweetener and problems during pregnancy.

The issue of phenylalanine

However, it was recognized that a component of aspartame, phenylalanine, was problematic for pregnant women with phenylketonuria, a disease that prevents degrade this amino acid. It should be noted that if the phenylalanine is present in large quantities in aspartame, which it is the major constituent with aspartic acid, it exists naturally in most foods we eat.

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