WHO label Aspartame possible carcinogenic

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Aspartame — one of the most common artificial sweeteners in the world — is slated to be declared a possible carcinogen by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) cancer research agency next month, according to a report.

In July, the sugar substitute will be listed as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Aspartame — which is 200 times sweeter than table sugar — is found in several products, including Coca-Cola diet sodas, sugar-free Ricola cough drops and certain sugar-free Extra chewing gum products. It is also sold as a tabletop sweetener under the brand names Equal, Nutrasweet and Sugar Twin.

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