REPORT FOR SCHOOLS,
OB-GYN AND PEDIATRICIANS
ON CHILDREN AND ASPARTAME/MSG
REPORT ON ASPARTAME AND CHILDREN
Prepared By Mission Possible
Dr. Betty Martini
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Posted: 04 August 2006
A compilation of observations among physicians,
researchers and laypeople who have demonstrated the link
between aspartame consumption and the cascade of adverse
neurodevelopmental and physiological complications
occurring epidemically among children and; foundational
science and observations regarding the link of adverse
neurodevelopmental and physical complications of
monosodium glutamate consumption.
This report has been prepared especially for
parents, physicians, teachers, school administrators and
lawmakers so they may understand the short and long-term
dangers of aspartame consumption and the importance of
removing from school cafeterias, vending machines and
student stores food products that contain aspartame.
The Feingold Association
Mission Possible Founder Betty Martini
Russell Blaylock, MD
Sandra Cabot, MD
Joseph Mercola, MD
H.J. Roberts, MD
John Olney, MD
Ralph Walton, MD
Report on Aspartame and Children
By Ralph G. Walton, M.D.
Although undoubtedly well intentioned, any attempt to
replace sugared beverages with aspartame containing diet
products will, in my opinion, have a devastating impact
on the health of our children and adolescents. The
alarming increase in obesity, type II diabetes, and a
wide variety of behavioral difficulties in our children
is obviously attributable to multiple factors, but I am
convinced that one powerful force in accentuating these
problems is the ever increasing use of aspartame.
Aspartame is a multipotential toxin and carcinogen.
The dipeptide component of the molecule can alter brain
chemistry, significantly changing the ratio of
catecholamines to indolamines, with resultant lowering of
seizure threshold, production of carbohydrate craving and
in vulnerable individuals leading to panic, depressive
and cognitive symptoms.
The methyl ester component of aspartame is metabolized
to methanol, which in turn is broken down into formic
acid and formaldehyde. Methanol can lead to serious eye
problems, formic acid and formaldehyde are potent
carcinogens. The diet food industry and the F.D.A. are
fond of saying that aspartame is "the most studied
product in history" with an outstanding safety
record. In fact however virtually all of the studies in
the medical literature attesting to its safety were
funded by the industry, whereas independently funded
studies, now numbering close to 100, identify one or more
problems. It would be especially tragic if an attempt to
improve the health of our children led to even greater
exposure to this highly toxic product. Thank you for your
attention to this urgent public health issue.
Ralph G. Walton, M.D.
Medical Director, Safe Harbor Behavioral Health
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Northeastern Ohio
Universities College of Medicine
Adjunct Professor Of Psychiatry, Lake Erie College of
Dr. Walton's study on aspartame: "Adverse Reactions
to Aspartame: Double-Blind Challenge in Patients from a
Vulnerable Population: http://www.mindfully.org/Health/Aspartame-Adverse-Reactions-1993.htm
Dr. Walton's research on Scientific Peer Reviewed Studies
and Funding: http://www.dorway.com/doctors.html#walton
The Dangers of Aspartame
Russell Blaylock, MD, is arguably the world's
foremost authority on the biochemistry of aspartame and
its effect on brain function. Dr. Blaylock classifies
aspartame alongside monosodium glutamate as an
"excitotoxin"-substances that overstimulate
brain cells causing cascades of neurological
complications. His book, "Excitotoxins: The Taste
that Kills," is considered by many to be a
definitive work in the field of excitotoxicity.
By Russell Blaylock, MD
In 1965, a researcher at G.D. Searle pharmaceutical
company inadvertently discovered the artificial sweetener
aspartame while working on an anti-ulcer medication. It
was discovered that the sweetener was about 150 times
sweeter than an equal amount of sugar. Over the next
decade, the research staff at the G.D. Searle Company
conducted a series of studies in an effort to get the
product approved by the FDA.
Over all this consisted of about 11 different studies.
In 1974 aspartame was approved for use only in dry foods.
Its approval was based on these studies. Yet, even before
these studies were being presented to the FDA, the
pharmaceutical giant was under investigation for
improprieties associated with several of its other drugs.
No basis for reliance
During this investigation, Dr. Adrian Gross was placed
in charge of examining these studies and Jerome Bressler
was assigned to examine three of the studies. This
investigation included a through examination of the
pathology laboratory used in the tests, interviews with
the scientists and technicians involved and a careful
analytic review of the studies themselves.
In a letter to Senator Howard Metzenbaum, Dr. Gross
discussed many of their findings in this investigation.
He pointed out that at the heart of the regulatory
process was the ability of the FDA to "rely upon the
integrity of the basic safety data submitted" to the
FDA. Further, he says, "Our investigation clearly
demonstrates that, in the case of G.D. Searle Company, we
have no basis for such reliance now."
He then pinpoints why he had reached this conclusion,
when he states:
- "Through our efforts, we have uncovered
serious deficiencies in Searle's operations and
practices which undermine the basis for reliance
on Searle's integrity in conducting high quality
animal research to accurately determine or
characterize the toxic potential of its
Who cares about the unborn?
Dr. Gross expressed his disdain at the way teratology
experiments were conducted. These are critical tests with
any new drug because it determines possible dangers to
unborn children when their mothers are exposed to the
product during pregnancy. He found that technicians
responsible for the tests had no formal training in
teratology or toxicology. In fact, they were given some
books by the company and trained themselves for three
Of most concern was the way the carcinogenicity tests
were conducted. These are tests to see if the product
could cause cancer. According to the law, any product
intended as a food product cannot have demonstrated
cancer-causing ability at a dose 100 times that which is
Even though the tests were poorly conducted they did
demonstrate that aspartame was associated with a
dramatic, dose-dependent, increase in a variety of brain
tumors-mainly astrocytomas-the type commonly seen in
humans. This means that the higher the dose of aspartame
the more tumors that were found.
The most appalling findings were by Dr. Bressler's
investigation group. They found that in several instances
malignant tumors were classified as benign and that in
others, tumors were removed from rats and tissue slides
and reported as normal.
Dr. John Olney, a neuropathologist and neuroscientist,
pointed out to FDA investigators that aspartame contained
at least two distinct components that could harm the
brain-diketopiperizine and aspartic acid. The former is a
suspected carcinogen and the latter an excitatory amino
acid. As a world expert on excitotoxicity, a process
where amino acids such as aspartic acid and glutamic acid
causes brain cells to be excited to death, he understood
the real danger to babies and small children. His
laboratory studies had demonstrated that high dose
aspartame could cause the very same brain injury as other
The 1974 approval was withdrawn and after the results
of these investigations were reviewed privately,
aspartame was given approval once again in 1981.
Ironically, it was approved using the very same studies
that resulted in it being banned as too dangerous for
human consumption in 1975.
Aspartame and brain tumors
In 1981, Arthur Hull Hayes was appointed commissioner
of the FDA and in 1983 he approved aspartame for use in
beverages. Three months later her left the FDA and
accepted a position as the Senior Medical Advisor to
Searle's PR firm of Burson-Marstellar.
Despite the objections of Dr. Olney and other
neuroscientists and pathologists, the product was given
approval, essentially for all foods and beverages.
In 1992, Dr. Olney published a study that suggested
that the significant rise in human brain tumors was
related to the widespread use of aspartame, since it
began after the approval of aspartame in foods and
beverages. In Searle's original study Dr. Olney found
that there was a 47-fold increase in brain tumors in the
rats exposed to high dose aspartame. Even Searle's
figures showed a 25-fold increase in brain tumors.
Using existing data, Dr. Olney and his co-authors
found a 65-percent increase in brain tumors in humans
since aspartame was approved by the FDA. Dr. H.J. Roberts
also reported a similar rise in a rare form of brain
cancer associated with aspartame use.
Brain tumors in lab rats-and people
And a recent study by one of Europe's most prestigious
oncology groups (a million dollar study) found a
non-statistically significant increase in brain tumors in
1,800 rats tested using aspartame. The control animals,
which received no aspartame, developed no brain tumors,
whereas the aspartame exposed animals developed 10
malignant gliomas, 1 medulloblastoma and 1 malignant
meningioma. I have had contact with a number of young
women who have developed brain tumors (astrocytomas)
following heavy use of aspartame products. When we
combined the experimental studies with the clinical data
it is obvious that aspartame is strongly linked to brain
tumors and most likely lymphomas and leukemias.
Of great concern is the study by Trocho and his
co-workers from the University of Barcelona, which found
that aspartame was absorbed and then broken down into its
component parts, including methanol and the methanol was
further broken down into formic acid and formaldehyde.
Using sophisticated radioactive labeling techniques he
proved that the formaldehyde from the aspartame attached
itself to the DNA, RNA and proteins of cells and that it
was very difficult to removed. Further, they showed that
the formaldehyde caused breaks in the DNA.
This has major implications in humans, since DNA
damage, as was seen in their study, causes a multitude of
cancers in humans as well as worsening of autoimmune
diseases, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases such as
Alzheimer's dementia, Parkinson's and ALS. It also causes
concern because DNA breaks in the DNA in sperm and ova
can cause increased cancer risk and developmental
problems in the offspring of mothers and fathers
consuming aspartame products.
In the Bressler examination of the Searle tumor study
they found that the female animals exposed to aspartame
had a very high incidence of uterine polyps, which were
rare in rats not exposed. In fact, at even moderate
doses, there was a 15-fold increase in uterine polyps. In
addition, they found several ovarian tumors, breast
fibroadenomas, several pituitary adenomas, several
lymphomas and pancreatic tumors.
The new million-dollar study by Dr. Morando Soffritti
and co-workers found a dramatic increase in malignant
lymphomas and leukemias in female rats consuming even low
doses of aspartame-doses known to be consumed by millions
of children, pregnant women and others. Their carefully
done study concluded that most likely it was the
formaldehyde breakdown product from the aspartame that
was causing the cancers, which confirms what Trocho and
co-workers had found earlier. Formaldehyde is known to be
a powerful toxin and carcinogen, even in low
WARNING for pregnant women
Of great concern was the finding by Trocho, that
formaldehyde tends to accumulate in the DNA and is
difficult to remove. This means that drinking even a
single diet cola sweetened with aspartame can eventually
produce significant DNA damage to raise one's risk of
cancer and other diseases. Today, over 5,000 products
contain aspartame. It is also important to appreciate
that we are exposed to a number of toxic and carcinogenic
chemicals, which can add to aspartame's toxicity.
There are sufficient studies on the effect of
aspartame on the developing fetus to draw serious concern
about the safety of this product. For example, it has
been shown that aspartame in the dose accepted as safe by
the FDA (50 mg/kg/day) can produce phenylalanine levels
in a large number of women and their babies during
pregnancy-large enough to produce abnormal development of
the baby's brain. This is because phenylalanine
interferes with the normal migration and connections of
the developing brain. In my estimation, pregnant women
should never consume foods containing aspartame at any
level, for the reasons I have discussed. The aspartic
acid, phenylalanine and methanol are all known to produce
abnormal development of a baby's brain.
Revealing side study
There is also evidence from the studies done by Dr.
Ralph Walton, indicating that depressed people are
especially sensitive to the toxic effects of aspartame
and that this is especially true of those with suicidal
tendencies. In a separate study he has shown that
virtually all of the independently conducted studies done
on aspartame safety have found problems with the product,
yet not a single study funded by the makers of aspartame
(now Monsanto) reported even minor problems.
This is especially puzzling when you consider that
among all the food-related complained registered by the
FDA, 75 percent to 85 percent are related to aspartame.
This alone should tell us there is a problem.
There are sufficient independent studies to show that
aspartame is a dangerous product and that it should have
never been given approval. In fact, it was approved using
the same shoddy studies alluded to by Dr. Adrian Gross in
his letter to Senator Howard Metzenbaum.
- Letter to Senator Howard Metzenbaum from Dr.
Adrian Gross, dated October 30, 1987.
- Jerome Bressler, The Bressler Report, 4/25/77 to
- Olney JW. Excitotoxins in foods. Neurotoxicology
- Olney JW, et al. Brain damage in mice from
voluntary ingestion of glutamate and aspartate.
Neurobehavoral Toxicolology 1980; 2: 125-129.
- Reynolds WA. Et al. Hypothalamic morphology
following ingestion of aspartame or MSG in the
neonatal rodent and primate: a preliminary
report. Environmental Health 1976;2: 471-480.
- Brunner RL, et al. Aspartame: assessment of
developmental psychotoxicity of a new artificial
sweetener Neurobehavioral Toxicology 1979;1:
- Wurtman RJ. Aspartame: possible effect on seizure
susceptibility. Lancet 1985;9
- Maher TJ, et al. Possible neurologic effects of
aspartame, a widely used food additive.
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- Walton RG, The possible role of aspartame in
seizure induction. In, Wurtman RJ, Ritter-Walker
E. (eds); Dietary Phenylalanine and Brain
Function. Birkhauser, Boston, 1988, pp 159-162.
- Changes in physiological concentrations of blood
phenylalanine produce changes in sensitive
parameters of human brain function. In, Wurtman
RJ, Ritter-Walker E. (eds); Dietary Phenylalanine
and Brain Function. Birkhauser, Boston, 1988,
- Christian B, et al. Chronic aspartame affects
T-maze performance, brain cholinergic receptors
and Na+, K+-ATPase in rats. Pharmacology
Biochemistry and Behavior 2004;78:121-127.
- Nakao H, et al. Formaldehyde-induced shrinkage of
rat thymocytes. Journal of Pharmacological
Science 2003; 91: 83-86.
- H.J. Roberts. Does aspartame cause human brain
cancer? Journal of Advancement in Medicine 1991;
- Trocho C, et al. Formaldehyde derived from
dietary aspartame binds to tissue components in
vivo. Life Sciences 1998;63:337-349.
- Scoffritti M, et al. Aspartame induces lymphomas
and leukemias in rats. European Journal of
Oncology 2005; 10: (in press)
- Sabelli HC and Javaid JI. Phenylaethylamine
modulation of affect: therapeudic and diagnostic
implications. Journal of Neuropsychiatry 1995; 7:
- Scharma RP, et al. cerebrospinal fluid levels of
phenylacetic acid in mental illness: behavioral
associations and response to neuroleptic
treatment. Acta Psychiatr Scand 1995; 91:
- Robain O, et al. Experimental phenylketonuria:
effect of phenylacetate intoxication on number of
synapses in cerebellar cortex of rats. Acta
Neuropathol (Berl) 1983; 61: 313-315.
- Matalon R, et al. Aspartame consumption in normal
individuals and carriers of phenylketonuria. In,
Wurtman RJ, Ritter-Walker E. (eds); Dietary
Phenylalanine and Brain Function. Birkhauser,
Boston, 1988, pp41-52.
- Monte WC. Aspartame: methanol and public health.
Journal of Applied Nutrition 1984; 36: 52.
- Walton RG, et al. Adverse reactions to aspartame:
double-blind challenge in patients from a
vulnerable population. Biological Psychiatry
1993; 34: 13-17.
- Olney JW, Farber NB, Spitznagel E, Robins LN.
Increasing brain tumor rates: is there a link to
aspartame? J Neuropathology Experimental
Russell L. Blaylock, M.D., Neurosurgeon (retired)
Visiting Professor of Biology Belhaven College, Jackson,
He can be seen in the aspartame documentary, Sweet
Misery: A Poisoned World, http:// www.amazon.com
or Barnes & Noble. He has a monthly newsleletter: The
Blaylock Wellness Report: http://www.blaylockreport.com
On autism: http://www.dorway.com/blayautism.txt
On brain problems: http://www.dorway.com/blayart1.txt
Excitotoxins, Neurodegeneration and Neurodevelopment: http://www.dorway.com/blayenn.html
Miami Herald Letter, Exposing Calorie Control Council,
front group: http://www.wnho.net/mh_aspartame_letter.htm
Media contacts through Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.,
Founder, Mission Possible Intl, 9270 River Club Parkway,
Duluth, Georgia (770) 242-2599 BettyM19@mindspring.com
Aspartame Information List, http://www.wnho.net
Potentially dangerous to infants, children and future
"The chemicals we ingest may affect more than
our own health. They affect the health and vitality of
future generations. The danger is that many of these
chemicals may not harm us but will do silent violence to
~Senator Abraham Ribicoff (l971)
By H. J. Roberts, M.D., FACP, FCCP
I have studied the numerous adverse effects of products
containing the chemical aspartame for a quarter century
as a corporate-neutral physician (board-certified
internist; member of the Endocrine Society and American
Academy of Neurology). I encompassed these adverse
effects as "aspartame disease" in my large
text, "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic"
published in 2001.
The prime motive for this ongoing effort to remove
aspartame from products available in commerce is the
enormous toll in illness, disability and death
attributable to aspartame disease...and failure of the
medical profession and many governmental and other public
health agencies to concern themselves with this ignored
epidemic. The fact that over two-thirds of adults in our
society consume aspartame products, and approximately 40
percent of children, often in prodigious amounts,
Perhaps the most grievous aspect pertains to the
damage that these products can induce in infants and
children. Moreover, aspartame could affect subsequent
generations borne to mothers who were misled about the
safety of this and related chemicals. Indeed, some who
regard the widespread promotion of aspartame products to
these groups as "crimes against humanity" have
urged the banning of aspartame products for their
imminent threat to human health.
A case in point is the full page ad that appeared in Functional
Foods & Nutraceuticals magazine (November 2004)
titled, "Remember your first taste of Aspartame?"
depicting an infant feeding at its mother's breast (see
page 15). It noted that the chief ingredients of
aspartame are two building blocks of protein
"...just like those founds in eggs, fruit cheese or
fish - and even in mothers' milk."
In my January, 2005 objection to the U.S. Federal
Trade Commission about such perceived deceptive
advertising in "a material respect," I listed
the following reasons:
(1) omission of other major components of aspartame,
especially the 10 percent free methyl alcohol (methanol)
(2) the profound adverse effects of the large amounts of
its "two building blocks of protein" on
neurotransmitters and other important systems, and
(3) the absence of any references to the terrible
reactions induced by aspartame products in numerous
infants and children."
Aspartame disease in infants and children
The manifestations of aspartame disease in young
children include severe headache, convulsions,
unexplained vision loss, rashes, asthma, gastrointestinal
problems, obesity, marked weight loss, hypoglycemia,
diabetes, addiction (probably largely due to the methyl
alcohol), hyperthyroidism, and a host of neuropsychiatric
features. The latter include extreme fatigue,
irritability, hyperactivity, depression, antisocial
behavior (including suicide), poor school performance,
the deterioration of intelligence and brain tumors.
Each of these disorders and the underlying mechanisms
is detailed in my books, especially Aspartame Disease:
An Ignored Epidemic. They tend to be magnified in
patients with unrecognized hypothyroidism (underactive
thyroid), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar reactions),
diabetes and phenylketonuria (PKU). Persons with PKU lack
the enzyme needed for handling phenylalanine, one of the
amino acids (It's dramatic increase in the body can cause
severe neurological and other damage if aspartame
abstinence and other dietary precautions are not
It is my further opinion that exposure to aspartame
products and other neurotoxins may initiate or aggravate
changes in the nervous system that result in multiple
sclerosis, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. The
latter issue is detailed in my book, "Defense
Against Alzheimer's Disease."
Pregnant women and nursing mothers
I continue to urge ALL pregnant women and mothers who
breast-feed to avoid aspartame products...advice that
many of my obstetric colleagues have adopted.
This precaution has been dramatically demonstrated as
valid by the occurrence of convulsions in suckling
infants as the mother drank an aspartame soda. The
scientific grounds for the foregoing continue to
increase. They include:
- exposure of the fetus to considerable
phenylalanine and methanol
- maternal malnutrition associated with nausea,
vomiting, diarrhea and a reduction of calories
- transmission of aspartame and its breakdown
components via the mother's milk
- the increased "allergic load," thereby
risking future hypersensitivity problems
Birth defects and subsequent generational stigmas
The finding of aspartame metabolites in DNA clearly
has profound implications. I have described severe
problems in the fetus or the infants of parents-including
fathers-who consumed aspartame at the time of conception
and/or during pregnancy.
Epidemiological studies will be necessary to
corroborate the role of aspartame consumption in medical,
neurological, metabolic, immune and neoplastic disorders
involving subsequent generations.
The urgent need for action
It is clear to all who have studied the matter that
the initial approval of aspartame by the FDA in l981-in
the face of severe objections from its in-house
scientists, consultants for the General Accounting
Office, and even a Public Board of Inquiry-was an
erroneous political decision. This opinion is supported
by considerable clinical experience, an increasing number
of credible scientific studies, and demographic evidence
relating to the contributory role of aspartame sodas and
other products in the dramatic increase of obesity,
diabetes, attention deficit disorder, brain tumors and
other malignancies in children.
In the light of this information, it is incumbent upon
governmental agencies and consumers to severely curtail
or stop the use of ALL aspartame products-including
aspartame-sweetened vitamins, drugs and supplements. This
also applies to a number of derivatives of aspartame and
other chemicals that have not been evaluated by
corporate-neutral investigators over sufficient periods
of time using real-world products. Failure to do so
invites the tragedy of a human "silent spring."
The full spectrum of the mild to severe, even lethal
adverse effects of aspartame use have been detailed in
Dr. Roberts' numerous articles, reports, studies letters
and books. A comprehensive list of references to the
literature Dr. Roberts has published on the subject of
aspartame is available at http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_potential_danger.htm
Roberts, H. J.: Neurologic, psychiatric and behavioral
reactions to aspartame in 505 aspartame reactors. In
Proceedings of the First International Conference on
Dietary Phenylalani8ne and Brain Function, edited by R.
J. Wurtman and E.
Ritter-Walker, Washington, D.C., May 8-10, l987, pp.
Roberts, H. J.: Aspartame (NutraSweet) associated
confusion and memory loss: A Possible human model for
early Alzheimer's disease. Abstract 306. Annual Meeting
of the American Association for the Advancement of
Science, Boston, February 13, l988.
Roberts, H. J.: Aspartame (NutraSweet) associated
epilepsy. Clinical Research l988; 36:349A.
Roberts, H. J.: Complications associated with aspartame
(NutraSweet) in diabetics. Clinical Research l988:3:489A
Roberts, H .J.: The Aspartame Problem. Statement for
Committee on Labor and Human Resources, U.S. Senate,
Hearing on "NutraSweet" Health and Safety
Concerns, November 3, l987, 83-178, U.S. Government
Printing Office, Washington, l988, pp. 466-467
Roberts, H. J.: Reactions attributed to
aspartame-containing products: 551 cases, Journal of
Applied Nutrition l988; 40:85-94
Roberts, H. J.: Aspartame (NutraSweet): Is It Safe?
Philadelphia, The Charles Press, 1989
Roberts, H. J.: Does aspartame cause human brain cancer?
Journal of Advancement in Medicine 1991: 4
Roberts, H. J.: Aspartame-associated confusion and memory
loss. Townsend Letter for Doctors 1991:June:442-443.
Roberts, H. J.: Myasthenia gravis associated with
aspartame use. Townsend Letter for Doctors 1991;
Roberts, H. J.: Joint pain associated with aspartame use.
Townsend Letter for Doctors 1991;May:375-376.
Roberts, H.J.: Sweet'ner Dearest: Bittersweet Vignettes
About Aspartame (NutraSweet). West Palm Beach, Sunshine
Sentinel Press, Inc. l992.
Roberts, H.J.: Unexplained headaches and seizures.
Townsend Letter for Doctors, 1992: 1001-1002.
Roberts, H.J.: Safety of aspartame (Letter) Townsend
Letter for Doctors 1992: November:977-978.
Roberts, H. J.: Aspartame: Is it safe? Interview with H.
J. Robert, M.D., Mastering Food Allergies 1992: 7 (#1),
Roberts, H. J.: Testimony: Analysis of Adverse Reactions
to Monosodium Glutamate. Federation of American Societies
for Experimental Biology, Bethesda, April 8, 1993.
Roberts, H. J.: Aspartame (NutraSweet) NOHA News 1993;
Roberts, H. J.: Aspartame-associated dry mouth
(xerostomia). Townsend Letter for Doctors 1993;
Roberts, H. J.: "Dry eyes" from use of
aspartame (NutraSweet). Townsend Letter for Doctors
Roberts, H. J.: Aspartame as a cause for diarrhea in
diabetics. Townsend Letter for Doctors 1994;
Roberts, H. J.: Aspartame and headache. Neurology 1995;
Roberts, H. J.: Defense Against Alzheimer's Disease: A
Rational Blueprint for Prevention. West Palm Beach,
Sunshine Sentinel Press. 1995.
Roberts, H. J.: Lactose Intolerance. (Letter) New England
Journal of Medicine 1995; 333:1359
Roberts, H. J.: Memory loss and aspartame. Townsend
Letter for Doctors 1995; August/September:99-100
Roberts, H. J.: Aspartame as a cause of allergic
reactions, including anaphylaxis. Archives of Internal
Medicine. 1996; 156:1027
Roberts, H. J.: Critique of the Official Australia and
New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) Position on Aspartame.
Soil & Health 1997; July/September: 15.
Roberts, H .J.: Preclinical Alzheimer's disease (Letter)
Neurology 1997; 48-549-55.
Roberts, H. J.: Aspartame effects during pregnancy and
childhood. (Letter) Latitudes 1997; 3 (Number 1):3
Roberts, H. J.: "Dry eyes" from use of
aspartame. Associated insights concerning the Sjogren
Focus (Information Forum For Retinal Degenerative
Disorders) 1998: Volume 3 (No. 3):16-17.
Roberts, H. J.: Submission to FDA regarding Docket No.
981F-0052 (Food Additive Petition for Neotame), March 3,
Roberts, H. J.: What's blinding the world? Focus
(Information Forum for Retinal Degenerative Disorders)
1998; Volume 3 (No. 3): 15-16
Roberts, H. J.: Ignored Health Hazards for Pilots and
Drivers: The A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H File West Palm Beach,
Sunshine Sentinel Press, 1998.
Roberts, H. J.: Aspartame toxicity denied - Dr. Roberts
responds. Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients
Roberts, H. J.: The CACOF Conspiracy: Lessons of the New
Millennium. West Palm Beach, Sunshine Sentinel Press,
Roberts, H. J.: Unrecognized aspartame disease in
silicone breast implant patients. Townsend Letter for
Doctors & Patients 1998; May:74-75.
Roberts, H. J.: Unrecognized Aspartame Disease in
Silicone Breast Implant Patients. Solicited Statement for
the Committee on the Safety of Silicone Breast Implants,
Institute for Medicine, Washington, D.C. Submitted on
June 4, 1998.
Roberts, H. J.: Breast Implants or Aspartame (NutraSweet)
Disease? The Suppressed Opinion About a Perceived
Medicolegal Travesty. West Palm Beach, Sunshine Sentinel
Roberts, H. J.: Aspartame (NutraSweet) addiction.
Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients 2000; January
Roberts, H. J.: Carpal tunnel syndrome due to aspartame
disease. Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients 2000;
Roberts, H. J.: Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic,
West Palm Beach, Sunshine Sentinel Press, 2001.
Roberts, H.J.: Response to the assessment by the
Alzheimer's Association concerning Research and
prevention of Alzheimer's disease. Townsend Letter for
Doctors & Patients 2001; May:111-112.
Roberts, H .J.: The labeling minefield, with emphasis on
aspartame. Nutrition Health Review 2001; #80:6.
Roberts, H. J.: Reply and commentary to the NutraSweet
Company's senior medical Consultant. Townsend Letter for
Doctors & Patients 2001; October:93-95.
Roberts, H. J.: Pseudotumor cerebri due to aspartame
disease. Townsend Letter For Doctors & Patients
Roberts, H. J.: Aspartame-induced dyspnea and pulmonary
hypertension. Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients
Roberts, H .J.: Useful Insights for Diagnosis Treatment
and Public Health. West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Institute
for Medical Research, 2002.
Roberts, H. J.: The trouble with sweeteners. Nutrition
Health Review 2003; July (#85): 3-6.
Roberts, H. J.: Aspartame disease: A possible cause for
concomitant Graves'disease and Pulmonary hypertension.
Texas Heart Institute Journal. 2004; 31:105
Roberts, H. J.: Aspartame-induced arrhythmias and sudden
death. Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients 2004;
Roberts, H. J.: The potential hazard of aspartame
absorption from within the mouth. Townsend Letter for
Doctors & Patients 2004; July:100.
Roberts, H. J.: Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic. 3
cassette audio set. (ISBN 1-884243-207).
West Palm Beach, Sunshine Sentinel Press, 2005. Roberts,
H. J.: Mommylinks to Health: Aspartame (NutraSweet)
Disease. CD (1-884243-134) West Palm Beach, Sunshine
Sentinel Press, 2005.
(Dr. Roberts can be seen in the aspartame documentary:
Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, http://www.amazon.com or
Barnes & Noble. He is an internationally known
medical consultant and researcher. He is listed in Who's
Who in America, Who's Who in The World, Who's Who in
Science and Engineering, and The Best Doctors in the U.S.
He has been knighted by the Order of St. George for his
humanitarianism. His web site is http://www.sunsentpress.com
or 1-800-827-7991. Many of the reports in his references
can be read on http://www.dorway.com