Does aspartame really cause cancer?

Aspartame is found in more than 5,000 food and drinks and is far sweeter than sugar but has no calories or nutritional value. — Steve Snodgrass via

On July 13, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an intergovernmental agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) released their assessments of the health impacts of aspartame. This was the first occasion that IARC has evaluated aspartame and the third one for JECFA.

The IARC classified aspartame in Group 2B of its classification i.e. possibly carcinogenic to humans.

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