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Well welcome to last that the Manny.
For many of us so without has become a staple in -- die.
But with the national obesity rate reaching epidemic proportions -- more Americans are looking for alternatives.
For their favorite carbonated treats we got this question from a viewer who wanted to -- I drink about three to four cans of diet soda a day.
Is drinking diet soda with aspartame going to make legal lines perhaps some other horrible side affects my health.
Well Gailey it's found in many sugar free products under the brand names Nutrasweet and equal.
And since it was first approved in the US in 1981.
As a low calorie sweetener aspartame has raised a lot of controversy.
But let's let's take a look at some facts.
Aspartame as a 180 times.
Sweeter than sugar.
It contains substances that have been linked in high doses.
Do things like brain damage.
And that's lupus seizures birth defects.
And increased risk for certain cancers the FDA has concluded.
That as part -- is safe.
Because the average user only consumes about four to 7% of the acceptable daily intake.
But more research is needed to determine the safety all of this artificial sweetener so.
The healthiest choice is always water or unsweetened drinks so remember keep those questions coming you can set them to adopted many of -- -- -- -- until next time on document.
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