Aspartame Use Surges in Children’s Drinks


By Dr. Mercola While many may think it must be a typo or at least an exaggeration, it’s not: The use of low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) has skyrocketed by 200 percent in children living in the U.S. More than a few parents think it’s a terrible idea for kids to be ingesting these artificial sweeteners, but 25 percent of U.S. kids do. George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health recently reported this staggering statistic from a national survey, revealing that while the consumption of artificially sweetened foods and beverages jumped by 54 percent among U.S. adults during the study period, there was an even greater jump among kids — a 200 percent increase.1 The low-calorie sweeteners they’re referring to include aspartame, sucralose and saccharin, among others, and the study took place between 1999 and 2012. Twenty-one percent of children and 41 percent of adults already reported they used these substances regularly. Allison Sylvetsky, Ph.D., an assistant profe
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