No Evidence to Link Aspartame and Tumors
A new epidemiology study from the National Cancer Institute confirms previous study conclusions that there is no link between aspartame consumption and leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors. The study, presented at the recent American Association of Cancer Research meeting in Washington, D.C., evaluated more than 500,000 men and women between the ages of 50 and 69 over five years. The researchers found that there was no evidence of an increased risk of leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors among those who use aspartame compared with those who did not consume aspartame. The researchers reported that their findings from this epidemiologic study suggest that consumption of aspartame-containing beverages does not raise the risk of hematopoietic or brain malignancies.