Crikey. Hot on the heels of the last post the Food Standards Agency has just published the results of a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind crossover study (the gold standard) showing that the purported ill-effects of aspartame consumption are quite simply Utter, Utter Bollocks (µ²B).
The study concluded that the participants – who were self-diagnosed as sensitive to aspartame – showed no difference in their response after consuming a cereal bar whether it contained aspartame or not. It looked at many factors including psychological testing, clinical observations, clinical biochemistry and also metabolomics (which is the study of small molecules generated by the process of metabolism).
Does it say aspartame is safe? No, because that was never in any doubt. But doubtless the usual special pleadings and logical fallacies with be all over the social meeja claiming it’s just, well, ‘unnatural‘.
You can read it here.