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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Aspartame Scientific Study References [partial list]

ACSN cofounder,  James Turner and I met with Chief Deputy Flight Surgeon, Dr. Jon Jordan at his FAA office, as long ago as 1989, presenting our concerns and looking for solutions for pilots. The solution was to establish a Pilot Hotline for the purpose of taking adverse reactions confidentially, which I did. Since then, based on our work, the US Air Force published two separate warnings in their official Flying Safety magazine in 1992. We believe the flying public and pilots have a right to know we have collected several reports of grand mal seizures in the cockpit in flight on commercial airlines. 

Is aspartame the silent terror in the cockpit of every aircraft? Many pilots have reported adverse reactions to the Aspartame Consumer Safety Network Pilot Hotline. The effects of aspartame on pilots should be the concern of each member of the flying public. 
1. National Cancer Institute Cancer Statistics Review 1973-87. Bethesda, N111 Pub. No. 89-2789
2. Roberts, H.J.; Does Aspartame Cause Human Brain Cancer?. Journal of Advancements in Medicine. Vol. 4, No. 4, Winter 1991
3. W.C. Monte, Aspartame: Methanol and the Public Health. Journal of Applied Nutrition, Vol. 36, No. 1, 1984.
4. P.J. Shaw, Excitatory amino acid receptors, excitotoxicity, and the human nervous system. Current Opinion in Neurology and Neurosurgery 1993, 6:414-422 UK
5. T.J. Maher and R.J. Wurtman, Possible Neurologic Effects of Aspartame, a Widely Used Food Additive. Environmental Health Perspectives. Vo. 75, p. 53-57, 1987.
6. M.E. Drake, Panic Attacks and Excessive Aspartame Ingestion. p. 631 The Lancet, Sept. 13, 1986
7. Congressional Record, Senate. Saccharin Study and Labeling Act Amendments of 1985. May 7,m 1985, p. S5489-5516
8. Congressional Record Senate. Aspartame Safety Act of 1985. August 1, 1985, p. S10820-10847
9. Ishu, II: Incidence of brain tumors in rats fed aspartame. Toxicol Letters 1981, 7:433-437.
10. R.G. Walton, Seizure and Mania after high intake of aspartame. Psychomatics, 1986; 27:218-220
11. R.J. Wurtman, E.R.Walker, Dietary Phenylalanine and Brain Function, MIT Press May, 1988.
12. D. Remington, B. Higa, The Bitter truth About Artificial Sweeteners. Vitality House Press, 1987
13. H.J. Roberts, Aspartame, NutraSweet. Is It Safe? The Charles Press, December 1989.
14. B.A. Mullarkey, Bittersweet Aspartame, A Diet Delusion. NutriVoice, Inc. ISBN 0-944366--00-7 1992. 65 pgs.
15. Excitotoxins ... The Taste That Kills - Russell L. Blaylock, M.D. Health Press, Santa Fe, N.M. 1994 
*  WOR radio NY; Transcript of Interview. Dr. Robert Atkins and Mary Nash Stoddard, founder *  
*  Aspartame Consumer Safety Network. Mar. 21, 1992
*  Congressional Record - S. Hrg. 100-567 Examining the Health and Safety Concerns of NutraSweet Aspartame
*  Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, Vol. 55, No. 11; November, 1996 pp. 1115-1123 Increasing Brain Tumor Rates: Is There a Link to Aspartame? John W. Olney, MD
*  The New England Journal of Medicine, May 5, 1988 p. 1200; Aspartame and Headache 
*  Biol. Psychiatry, 1993-13-17. Adverse Reactions to Aspartame: Double Blind challenge in Patients from a Vulnerable Population. Ralph G. Walton, MD
*  Journal of Applied Nutrition, Vol. 36, 1984 - Aspartame: Methanol and The Public Health. Woodrow C. Monte, Ph.D., R.D.

Extraordinary Science, Vol. VII, Jan. Feb. Mar. 1995. p. 36-39. Mary Nash Stoddard and George Leighton

P.J. Shaw, "Excitatory amino acid receptors, excitotoxity, and the human nervous system," Current Opinion In Neurology and Neurosurgery 1993, 6:414-422 UK.

T.J. Maher & R.J. Wurtman, Possible Neurologic Effects of Aspartame, A Widely Used Food Additive, Environmental Health Perspectives, V. 75, p. 53-57, 1987

R.J. Wurtman, E.R. Walker, Dietary Phenylalanine and Brain Function MIT Press, May 1988

R.L. Blaylock, M.D. Excitotoxins The Taste That Kills. Health Press. Santa Fe, NM

Deadly Deception Story of Aspartame, Audio Tape Series, author and expert medical witness, Mary Nash Stoddard relates history and aftermath of aspartame approval by FDA.

H.J. Roberts; Aspartame, NutraSweet Is It Safe? The Charles Press Dec. 1989

M.F. Drake, Panic Attacks and Excessive Aspartame Ingestion The Lancet; p. 631 Sept. 13, 1986

National Cancer Institute Statistics Review 1973-87, Bethesda, NIII Pub. No. 89-2789

Congressional Record, Senate. Saccharin Study and Labeling Act Amendments of 1985. May 7, 1985, p. S5489-5516

Congressional Record, Senate. Aspartame Safety Act of 1995, Aug. 1, 1985, p. S10820-10847

D. Remington, B. Higa, The Bitter Truth About Artificial Sweeteners, Vitality House Press, 1987

The Facts, Newsletter, Dr. Lendon Smith 

Association of Birth Defect Children, Fall Vol. 14, 1989. The Aspartame Controversy.

Diamond, Pamela. Sweet Talk. Working Mother p. 78. October 1987

Federal Register, Vol. 49, No. 36. Feb. 22. 1984

Elsas, J.L. and Trotter, J.F., Changes in Physiological Concentrations of Blood Phenylalanine Produce Changes in Sensitive Parameters of Human Brain Function. Div. of Medical Genetics. Dept. of Ped., Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanga, GA 30322

Kraus. W. Halminski, M. MacDonald, L. et al.  Biochemical and Neuropsychological Effects of Elevated Plasma Phenylalanine in Patient with Treated Phenylketonuria. Clin Investigation Vol. 75. Jan. 1985, pp. 40-48

Paul, T.D. Brandt, I.K., Elsas, L.J. et al, Phenylketonuria Heterozygote Detection in Families with Affected Children. Am J. Hum Genet. 30:293-301 1978

Epstein, C.M., Trotter, J.F., Averbrook, A., Freeman, S., Kutner, M.H. and Elsas, L.J.  EEG mean frequencies are sensitive indices of phenylalanine effects on normal brain. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 1989. 72:133-139. Elsevier Scientific Publishers Ireland, Ltd.

Neurology 1992;42:1000-1003 Aspartame exacerbates EEG spike wave discharge in children with generalized absence epilepsy: A double blind controlled study. P.R. Camfield, MD et al

Dermatology Rounds, Vol. 22 No. 8 August 1991; Skin & Allergy News. Aspartame Associated With Case of Lobular Panniculitis; Scott Air Force Base, IL. 

Neuroncology and Teratology. Vol 11, pp. 413-416. Pergamon Press, 1989. Diana L. Dow-Edwards, et al. Impaired Performance on Odor Aversion Testing Following Prenatal Aspartame Exposure in the Guinea Pig. Jan. 13, 1989. Lab. of Cerebral Metabolism. Dept. of Neurosurgery State Univ. of NY. Health Science Centr, Brooklyn, NY 11203 and Dept. of Psychology, San Diego Univ., San Diego, CA

Pharmacist - Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX. List of Children's Medications Containing Aspartame Deadly Deception Story of Aspartame, 1998

Transcript of Aspartame Lecture, UT Southwestern Medical School, Continuing Ed. Series; Stoddard, Jan. 23, 1997. Deadly Deception Story of Aspartame 1998

Flying Safety; Aspartame Alert; May 1992 p. 20-21 and August, 1992 p.13 Mail Call, Stoddard

Aviation Medical Bulletin, Oct. 1988 Pilots and Aspartame

Canadian General Aviation News, P. 28, Mar. 1990

General Aviation News, NutraSweet Too Good To Be True, Megan Hicks, July 31, 1989  and Letters, Sept. 11, 1989

International Council of Air Shows, ICAS Issues Warning To Its Members About Diet Drinks, Mar. 1995 ; p. 82, 1995.

Catalyst magazine, Salt Lake City, UT

Nutrition Week, On Top of Things; Vol. XXI, No. 19, May 10, 1991; Washington, D.C.

Vegetarian Times, Aspartame Is Still Bittersweet, Laura Mazzuca, ; Sept. 1991

Idea Today, Diet Soda Issue - Do You Know What You're Drinking? p. 4, Sept. 1991

Fed. Register: Monsanto Co.: Filing a Food Additive Petition; Feb. 10, 1998; Vol. 63, Number 27, Notices, p. 6762 

Health and Healing Tomorrow's Medicine Today, Julian Whitaker, M.D. 

ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioners; Fifteen Years After the Gumball Rolled Our Way - What Do We Really Know About Aspartame? Michael Gerchufsky, Editor. p. 32-35. June 1996.

Deadly Deception Story of Aspartame - Shocking Expose of World's Most Controversial Sweetener [Odenwald Press] Stoddard, 1998

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