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New questions over artificial sweetener June 23, 2007

Posted by Dreamhealer in Health, Research.

New questions have been raised about the potential effects of artificial sweetener after a New Zealand woman fell ill, blaming her daily consumption of four packs of sugar-free chewing gum.

Abigail Cormack, 25, of Wellington, went to her doctor complaining of crippling muscle cramps, anxiety attacks, depression and skin rashes, and was forced to take sick leave, the Dominion Post newspaper reported.

Cormack’s doctor Penny Rowley told AAP it was a “strong possibility” her patient had been made ill by the artificial sweetener aspartame, which is used in NutraSweet and Equal, as well as thousands of other products. Read More….


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