Aspartame Warning

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    WARNING - School Children At Risk From Aspartame From Dr. Betty Martini
    [email protected] 2-17-4

    Dear Support Groups and Lists:

    This is a warning letter from Dr. Roberts. He wants every school board and health department in
    every city to have a copy. Please readers stop and put a copy in an envelope to these entities in
    your area. Even if you're in a different country it doesn't make any difference as aspartame is in
    100 countries of the world. You may save thousands of lives. Note to media below Dr. Roberts letter.

    Dr. Betty Martini

    D.s. ROBERTS, M.D.,F.A.C.P. [email protected]


    The momentum for reducing the amount of soda pop consumed by children, especially from dispensing
    machines at schools, has increased. It is justified by the documented contribution of the sugar
    therein to serious disorders, especially obesity and other problems.

    Imaginative entrepreneurs now seek to substitute an array of palatable "sugar free," "caffeine
    free," and "calorie free" drinks having appealing brand names. They plan to actively promote them to
    students and school systems, using celebrities such as professional athletes as pitchmen.

    Unfortunately, there is a major public health problem when aspartame commonly known as NutraSweet®
    and Equal® is&nb the sweetening agent. I have repeatedly stated my professional opinion, based on
    the scores of children in my data base of aspartame reactors, that they should not take aspartame
    products including beverages, foods, vitamins, drugs, gum and supplements.

    Each of the components of this chemical (phenylalanine; aspartic acid; the methyl ester, which
    promptly becomes FREE methyl alcohol) and their multiple breakdown products can damage the
    developing brain. Aspartame-induced disorders in children include headache, confusion, convulsions,
    irritability, depression, intellectual deterioration, antisocial behavior, rashes, asthma and
    unstable diabetes. Addiction to aspartame products also has become a problem. The details appear in
    my publications,particularly Aspartame Disease:An Ignored Epidemic (

    There also are reservations about the long term use of sucralose, another popular sweetening agent,
    in these substitute drinks because of the adverse effects noted in animal studies.

    In view of this perceived imminent public health threat, I believe that parents, physicians, other
    health care professionals, school boards and consumer advocates have an obligation to monitor and
    guide their communities regarding such exposure. They can expect formidable corporate and
    bureaucratic resistance, particularly from the FDA and groups supported by this huge industry.

    E. J. Roberts, M.D., FACP, FCCP Palm Beach Institute for Medical Research West Palm Beach, Florida

    [email protected]

    ©2004 H. J. Roberts, M.D.

    Note to Media: If you wish to interview Dr. Roberts and want his unlisted phone number please call
    me at 770 242-2599. Otherwise, he will answer you by email. Other information on aspartame is on and The latter has his recent excellent article, Aspartame Disease: An
    FDA Ignored Epidemic.

    Ea. Betty Martini, Founder, Mission Possible International