Forwarded message from Mark Graffis <[email protected]> Nutrasweet(Aspartame)-Breast&Prostate Cancer, Wstn.Jnl.of Medicine PRESS RELEASE December 7, 1999 HEALING RESEARCH INSTITUTE http://www.healingresearch.org Western Journal of Medicine, Volume 171, No. 3, November/December 1999* (George R. Schwartz, MD) Nutrasweet (Aspartame) and Breast and Prostate Cancer I discovered an extraordinary correlation between aspartame (marketed as Nutrasweet and in its generic form) and increasing breast and prostate cancer incidence. My observation occurred while I was researching the metabolism of aspartame. Aspartame consists of phenylalanine, aspartic acid and methanol (wood alcohol). Upon metabolism, Nutrasweet breaks down into aspartic acid, a neuroexcitatory agent, (1) phenylalanine, an amino acid, and methanol. The methanol is converted to formaldehyde, (2) which then accumulates within the cells. (3) Formaldehyde has been considered an inducer of cancer (4) and acts to alter DNA. (5,6) Thus, it seemed reasonable to superimpose a graph of breast cancer incidence against that of the rising use of Nutrasweet (aspartame). Nutrasweet received limited approval for use as a sweetener in 1974, then further expansion in 1981 and unlimited approval in 1983. These points are marked on the curve of breast cancer increases obtained from the governmental surveillance statistics (see graph). A similar relation was found with prostate cancer. Interestingly, breast and prostate cancer rates are five to six times higher in Europe and North America than in Asia and Africa, the latter correlating with lower use of Nutrasweet. (7,8) Also, review of the original Nutrasweet animal laboratory research findings released under the Freedom of Information Act revealed mammary tumors were observed in many of the animals. The correlation associated with a likely mechanism of cancer induction in susceptible people points to a need for immediate scrutiny of aspartame as an environmental cause of many thousands of cancer cases. George R. Schwartz, M.D. Santa Fe, NM [email protected] 1. Blaylock, Russell L.: Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills, 1997, Health Press. 2. Osborn H.: Alcohol Substitutes. Treatment of Poisonings by Methanol, Ethylene Glycol and Isopropyl Alcohol p. 741-5 in Schwartz GR, et al. Eds, Principles and Practice of Emergency Medicine, Lippincott/William & Wilkins, 1999. 3. Trocho, et al. Formaldehyde Derived from Dietary Aspartame Binds to Tissue Components In Vivo. Life Sciences 63(5):337-349, 1998. 4. Shaham D, et al. DNA-Protein Crosslinks: A Biomarker of Exposure to Formaldehyde. Carcinogenesis, Jan. 1996. 5. Ross WE, MCMillan DR, Ross CF: Comparison of DNA Damage by Methylmelamines and Formaldehyde, Journal National Cancer Institute 67:217-21, 1981. 6. Cassanova, et al.: DNA-Protein Cross-links and Cell Replication at Specific Sites in the Nose of F344 Rats Exposed Subchronically to Formaldehyde, Fundamental and Applied Toxicology 223, 535-536, 1994. 7. Fisher B, et al.: Neoplasms of the Breast. P. 1706-1774, Cancer Medicine, 3rd Ed. Lea & Febiger, 1993. 8. Trump DL, Neoplasms of the Prostate. p. 1562-1580, Cancer Medicine, 3rd Ed. Lea & Febiger, 1993. GO TO: http://www.healingresearch.org to view statistical graph End of forwarded message Jai Maharaj http://www.mantra.com/jai Om Shanti Panchaang for 9 Ashadh 5104, Monday, July 7, 2003: Shubhanu Nama Samvatsare Dakshinaya Nartana Ritau Mithun Mase Shukl Pakshe Indu Vasara Yuktayam Chitra Nakshatr Shiv-Siddha Yog Balav-Kaulav Karan Navami Yam Tithau Hindu Holocaust Museum http://www.mantra.com/holocaust Hindu life, principles, spirituality and philosophy http://www.hindu.org http://www.hindunet.org The truth about Islam and Muslims http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate o Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. The contents of this post may not have been authored by, and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the poster. The contents are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. o If you send private e-mail to me, it will likely not be read, considered or answered if it does not contain your full legal name, current e-mail and postal addresses, and live-voice telephone number. o Posted for information and discussion. Views expressed by others are not necessarily those of the poster.