Aspartame and Gulf War Syndrome
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From: gssi@... [mailto:gssi@...]
Sent: Saturday, 27 January 2001 5:41 PM
Subject: Redesigned Gatorade Sport Sci Website
The Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) is excited to announce a newly
redesigned website illustrating the new GSSI logo. With these changes, the
GSSI emphasizes its history of commitment to scientific research since its
establishment by The Gatorade Company in 1988.
At a recent meeting in Australia ('FILEX 2001') the Director of the Gatorade
Sports Science Institute is reported to have claimed that if aspartame is
heated it breaks down to wood
alcohol and this may be the cause of 'Gulf War Syndrome' (because diet cola
was heated during storage and transport in the desert).
If anyone from GSSI is reading this message, would you be able to contact me
and either clarify the point that was being made, or provide evidence to
support the claim, please.
The Australian military health authorities have asked me to follow this up.
Task Coordinator, Nutrition
Defence Nutrition Research Centre
76 George St
SCOTTSDALE Tas 7260
Phone: Int + 61 3 6352 6607 (03 6352 6607 in Australia)
Fax: Int + 61 3 6352 3044 (03 6352 3044 in Australia)
The opinions expressed in this message are those of the author and should
not be taken to represent the official position of the Defence Science and
Technology Organisation or of the Australian Department of Defence
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