Myths

PKU, Allergies and Other Sensitivities

By the Calorie Control Editorial Team Phenylketonuria Phenylketonuria, commonly known as PKU, is a rare inherited disorder that causes elevated levels of the amino acid phenylalanine in the blood. The buildup of phenylalanine is due to an inability of the liver to produce enough of the specific enzyme needed to metabolize phenylalanine after it is … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 Myths, カテゴリーなし

Mood, Behavior, Cognition, Fibromyalgia and Alzheimer’s Disease

By the Calorie Control Editorial Team Reports that the consumption of aspartame is associated with changes in mood, behavior and cognition, as well as very serious health conditions like fibromyalgia and Alzheimer’s disease are largely unfounded. In fact, a large body of scientific evidence has shown aspartame cannot be credibly linked to any of these … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 Myths, カテゴリーなし

Gastrointestinal Issues and the Gut Microbiome

By the Calorie Control Editorial Team Many of the questions asked about a possible association between aspartame consumption and gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms can be answered by reviewing its composition and what happens to it after ingestion. The key point is that it has the same destiny as many nutritious foods people eat every day. How … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 Myths, カテゴリーなし

Epilepsy and Seizures

By the Calorie Control Editorial Team The claim that aspartame is associated with an increased risk of epilepsy is based on the anecdotal reports of individuals who happened to experience their first seizure soon after consuming an aspartame-containing food or beverage. This is not evidence of causation, but a temporal relationship between the widespread consumption … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 Myths, カテゴリーなし

Diabetes and Blood Glucose Management

By the Calorie Control Editorial Team The etiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes differ, but they share similar goals for medical nutrition therapy to help manage the disease and reduce potential complications from poor glycemic, lipid and blood pressure control. Evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines are essential for health professionals to provide the best … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 Myths, カテゴリーなし