Aspartame and Behavior in Children
- Mark L. Wolraich
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The purpose of the present chapter is to review what actual evidence exists on the relationship between aspartame and behavior in children. Nine challenge studies employing about 10 mg/kg of aspartame found no difference in children’s behavior or cognitive performance challenged with aspartame or sugar (sucrose or fructose). One study found no effect even with a larger dose of 30 mg/kg. These studies do not support a concern that aspartame has adverse effects on the behavior of children, but they were limited because they only examined short-term effects. The effects of chronic ingestion of large doses of aspartame remains unknown.
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- Aspartame and Behavior in Children
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- Dietary Phenylalanine and Brain Function
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- Part IV
- pp 201-206
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- 1. Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Mark L. Wolraich (2)
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- 2. Division of Developmental Disabilities, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA
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