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Is aspartame bad for you?

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According to the American Cancer Society, there are no health problems associated with the use of aspartame in healthy people. The one exception to this is in people suffering from phenylketonuria, or PKU, a rare genetic disorder that prevents the body from breaking down phenylalanine, a component of aspartame.

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While the artificial sweetener has been linked to numerous health problems, including causing cancer, as of 2014, no definitive evidence supports this, and the artificial sweetener is deemed safe for consumption by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Aspartame has also been linked to causing headaches, dizziness, seizures and a myriad of other symptoms, but no laboratory studies support these symptoms.

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