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February 9, 2005

Meal Planning, Food and Diet, Other

Question from League City, Texas, USA:

Is NutraSweet/aspartame dangerous for kids with diabetes? I read an article that said that they are equal or worse than rat poison. Is that true? I give my daughter a lot of sugar-free drinks and snacks and most of them contain aspartame.

Answer:

Please see our page about aspartame, which includes links to various articles about the safety of aspartame rebutting the “claims” of aspartame’s danger that you cite.

JSH