Dr. Woodrow C. Monte's Methanol Research - University Of Arizona
JOURNAL OF APPLIED NUTRITION, VOLUME 36, NUMBER 1, 1984 REPORT ASPARTAME: METHANOL AND THE PUBLIC HEALTH
DR. WOODROW C. MONTE
Aspartame (L-aspartyl-L-phenylalanine methyl ester), a new sweetener marketed under the trade name NutraSweet*, releases into the human bloodstream one molecule of methanol for each molecule of aspartame consumed.
This new methanol source is being added to foods that have considerably reduced caloric content and, thus, may be consumed in large amounts. Generally, none of these foods could be considered dietary methanol sources prior to addition of aspartame. When diet sodas and soft drinks, sweetened with aspartame, are used to replace fluid loss during exercise and physical exertion in hot climates, the intake of methanol can exceed 250 mg/day or 32 times the Environmental Protection Agency's recommended limit of consumption for this cumulative toxin. Continue reading Dr. Woodrow C. Monte's Methanol Research.
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