Diet changes & the effect on the heart

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Diet changes & the effect on the heart
Mon, 07-18-2005 - 4:40pm

(I'm sorry I'm being a board hog, but this is all new to me, and I'm like a small child just full of questions!)

I've read that some people have reported heart palpitations as an effect of aspartame & other artificial sweeteners.

I realized I was using a lot of aspartame on a daily basis, and have stopped all aspartame use.

I'm wondering - if aspartame did have any negative effects on my body, how long before these negative effects would go away?

Just curious!

Thanks for any input on this... Julie

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Registered: 11-17-2003
Mon, 07-18-2005 - 8:04pm

Hi Julie,

I happened to see your post and thought I'd pass along some of our information regarding aspartame.

Aspartame - article by Sue Gilbert - nutritionist:,,3vxp,00.html

Artificial sweeteners:,,bw_7nxbthfz,00.html

Sugar topics:,,4vj1,00.html

If you'd like to also post your question on our Ask the Nutritionist board, that link is:

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Registered: 07-25-2004
Mon, 07-18-2005 - 8:25pm

Hi froggyfish! Welcome back,