Literally millions of people a day are consuming significant aspartame and have been for decades --- it was approved for use in 1974.
It has to be the most studied "drug" in history. I'd think it's had more real life testing than bananas --- and, by the way, more than 10 of those a day can lead to potassium over dose.
Far better to have lots of aspartame than too may eggs. I generally have two eggs a day --- except on those days when I have an egg salad sandwich for lunch, when it's probably four eggs. A few years ago a doctor at Mayo told me, "every fiber of my medical education cries out to tell you to stop eating all those eggs --- but you've got cholesterol levels most of my patients would kill to have, so enjoy .... just don't tell anyone I said that."
One man's meat, another man's poison and all that.
Aspartame? I think it's like red meat, and rum, and sugar, and calcium supplement pills --- moderation, and with aspertame I'd not worry about anyone drinking two quarts a day of diet drinks. Unless they were mixing it 50/50 with rum, in which case their booze bill would be a major problem. On the other hand, my scientific research suggests the more rum I put into the diet coke, the less I really care about the booze bill. Besides, everyone knows rum is GFMPH.
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours. Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7
First post op PSA Sept 09 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02