WHO: Aspartame is a possible Carcinogen

Two separate World Health Organization expert panels have declared the sweetener aspartame a "possible carcinogen". However, it remains safe to consume within the recommended levels already established.

Aspartame is one of the most widely used sweeteners in the world. It is present in Coca-Cola products and in chewing gum. At a press conference before announcing their decision, WHO officials said that if consumers are hesitant about drinking cola with sweetener or sugar, they should instead switch to a third option and drink water instead.

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