RTM: www.dorway.com: original documents and long reviews of flaws in aspartame toxicity research 7.31.2 rmforall
- RTM: www.dorway.com: original documents and long reviews of flaws in
aspartame toxicity research 7.31.2 rmforall
Three decades of aspartame history are difficult to review, grasp, and
assimilate. Herein, I try to facilitate access to some basic
documents and fairly objective reviews that challenge the industry PR
slogan: "Aspartame is the most thoroughly tested food additive in
http://www.greatfallspro.com/ Many original government reports on
aspartame are available here as a 48.864 MB zip file, which takes
3.5 hours to download at 56K.
A CD is also available in either jpeg or bitmap too.
If one does not have cable,that would most likely be
the best way to obtain these reports that I have scanned.
$7.00 (total) covers the cost of
burning & mailing in the US.
Over seas would cost more accordingly of course.
Bob Flint Mission Possible Maine
Great Falls Professional Services
362 Webster St., Lewiston, Maine 04240-4301
office/fax 207-783-6200 greatfalls@...
12.28.70 Herbert Helling on industry strategy for getting FDA approval
10.10.72 the pivotal 52 week oral toxicity study showing aspartame at
high doses to be a seizure triggering drug in monkeys:
"SC-18862: 52 week oral toxicity study in the infant monkey,"
33 pages, 19 references. K. Suryanarayana Rao, Robert G. McConnell,
Harry A. Waisman [Prof. of Pediatrics, Primate Research Center]
Dept. of Biological Research (Pathology-Toxicology) Searle Laboratories
and University of Wisconsin Medical Center, Madison, Wisconsin
8.4.77 the Bressler Report (FDA audit) on flaws in Searle
Laboratories research: Team leader: Dr. Jerome Bressler
SUPVRY CONSUMER SAF FDA
Mail stop HFR-MW140
Phone 312-353-5863 Fax 312-353-0947 JBRESSLE@...
9.30.80 rejection of aspartame by FDA Board of Inquiry
Walle J. H. Hauta, M.D., Ph.D. Chairman
Peter W. Lampert, M.D. member
Vernon R. Young, Ph.D member
Aspartame Public Board of Inquiry
7.28.83 and 5.7.85: part of the 30-page protest of the National Soft
Drink Association on to the FDA against aspartame approval
the entire 1986 investigation by the
Center for Disease Control, all 146 pages, based on 645 complaints
1976 and 1987: FDA toxicologist Dr. M. Adrian Gross' letters
outlining many flaws in aspartame studies
M. Adrian Gross,
Senior Science Advisor,
Benefits and Use Division,
Office of Pesticide Programs
11.3.87 Testimony before Congress by FDA toxicologist, M. Jacqueline
Verrett, Ph.D. on Aspartame:
[Senior Scientist of FDA Bureau of Foods Task Force, until 1987]
"It would appear that the safety of aspartame (and its
breakdown products) has still not been satisfactorily determined, since
many of the flaws cited in the studies referred to here were also
present in other studies submitted by Searle."
Statement of Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, Former Toxicologist, U.S. Food and
Drug Administration before U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and
Human Resources, November 3, 1987 regarding "NutraSweet
Health and Safety Concerns."
Document # Y 4.L11/4:S.HR6.100, page 383-390.
UPI Investigative Reporter Gregory Gordon spent eight months examining
industry research into the popular artificial sweetener,
NutraSweet, and the Food and Drug Administrations handling of the
product permeating the diet food and drink markets.
Published Oct 1987
4.20.95: review by Mark Gold that links to an official government
the FDA Health and Human Services report, April 20, 1995,
of 92 symptoms from user and professional complaints
"Survey of aspartame studies: correlation of outcome and funding
sources," 1998, unpublishedt:
This study is available at http://www.dorway.com/peerrev.html
Walton found 166 separate published studies in the peer reviewed
medical literature, which had relevance for questions of human safety.
The 74 studies funded by industry all (100%) attested to aspartame's
safety, whereas of the 92 non-industry funded studies, 84 (91%)
identified a problem. Six of the seven non-industry funded studies
that were favorable to aspartame safety were from the FDA, which
has a public record that shows a strong pro-industry bias.
Ralph G. Walton, MD, Prof. of Clinical Psychology, Northeastern Ohio
Universities, College of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry, Youngstown,
OH 44501, Chairman, The Center for Behavioral Medicine,
Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane, P.O. Box 240 Youngstown,
OH 44501 330-740-3621 rwalton193@...
History of aspartame 1964-1999 Mark D. Gold
Aspartame Toxicity Information Center Mark D. Gold
mgold@... 12 East Side Drive #2-18 Concord, NH 03301
"Scientific Abuse in Aspartame Research"
Al Raetz, cautious, fair pro-truth site on aspartame
Al Raetz has justly criticized bias in both sides of the debate:
Rich Murray, MA Room For All rmforall@...
1943 Otowi Road, Santa Fe NM USA 87505 505-986-9103
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aspartameNM/messages for 857 posts
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aspartameNM/message/657 45K post
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aspartameNM/message/763 30K post
RTM: Tholen: Diet Coke has 5 ppm formaldehyde from aspartame
For 6 cans of diet soda, this is 5 times the daily limit of 1 PPM for
formaldehyde in drinking water, set by the EPA.
http://www.dorway.com/tldaddic.html 5-page review
Roberts HJ Aspartame (NutraSweet) addiction.
Townsend Letter 2000 Jan; HJRobertsMD@...
Sunshine Sentinel Press P.O.Box 17799 West Palm Beach, FL 33416
800-814-9800 561-588-7628 561-547-8008 fax
Rich Murray: Roberts: "Aspartame Disease"
1038 page expert magnum opus 7.5.1 rmforall
1038-page medical text "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic"
published May 30 2001 $ 85.00 postpaid data from 1200 cases
available at http://www.amazon.com
over 600 references from standard medical research
http://www.aspartameispoison.com/contents.html 34 chapters
review Roberts "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic" 2.7.2 rmforall
RTM: Roberts: Pseudotumor Cerebri Due to Aspartame Disease:
Townsend Letter 5.25.2 rmforall
Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients June, 2002
tldp@... 360-385-6021 Fax 360-385-0699
H. J. Roberts, M.D., FACP.
Pseudotumor Cerebri due to aspartame disease.
Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients June, 2002; #227: 66-68.
Objectives. Clinical insights concerning a remediable cause of
pseudotumor cerebri (benign intracranial hypertension)
due to aspartame disease.
Materials and Methods. Observations of six women with pseudotumor
cerebri who consumed considerable aspartame products,
especially "diet" sodas.
Results. The ocular and other manifestations of aspartame disease
disappeared or dramatically improved in all subjects after avoiding
aspartame products, even obviating surgery.
Conclusions. Aspartame disease should be considered in patients
presenting with pseudotumor cerebri, especially weight-conscious young
women. The associated clinical features and underlying mechanisms are
reviewed with emphasis on chronic methanol toxicity.
Rich Murray: Smith: fibromyalgia & aspartame & MSG 6.27.1 rmforall
Smith JD, Terpening CM, Schmidt SO, Gums JG
Relief of fibromyalgia symptoms following
discontinuation of dietary excitotoxins.
Malcolm Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Gainesville, FL, USA.
RTM: Smith, Terpening, Schmidt, Gums:
full text: aspartame, MSG, fibromyalgia 1.17.2 rmforall
RTM: Hetle & Eltervaag: 2001 thesis
abstract: aspartame brain damage in mice:
Sonnewald 1995 study full text 2.17.2 rmforall
RTM: aspartame in Merck Maxalt-MLT worsens migraine,
AstraZeneca Zomig, Eli Lilly Zyprexa,
J&J Merck Pepcid AC (Famotidine 10mg) Chewable Tab,
Pfizer Cool Mint Listerine Pocketpaks 7.16.2 rmforall
RTM: Newman & Lipton:
aspartame triggers & worsens migraine 11.17.1 rmforall
Newman LC, Lipton RB
Migraine MLT-Down: an unusual presentation of migraine
in patients with aspartame-triggered headaches.
Headache 2001 Oct; 41(9): 899-901.
[Merck 10-mg Maxalt-MLT, for migraine, has 3.75 mg aspartame,
while 12 oz diet soda has 200 mg.]
Headache Institute, St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York
NY Department of Neurology newmanache@...
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Innovative Medical Research RLipton@...
RTM: Newman & Lipton:
3.75 mg aspartame in Merck Maxalt-MLT worsens migraine Oct 2001
Excerpts and References
RTM: Blumenthal & Vance: aspartame chewing gum headaches Nov 1997
Harvey J. Blumenthal, MD, Dwight A Vance, RPh
Chewing Gum Headaches.
Headache 1997 Nov-Dec; 37(10): 665-6.
Department of Neurology, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine,
Aspartame, a popular dietetic sweetener, may provoke headache in some
susceptible individuals. Herein, we describe three cases of
young women with migraine who reported their headaches could
be provoked by chewing sugarless gum containing aspartame.
PMID: 9439090 [6-8 mg aspartame per stick chewing gum]