The Sweetener Used in Diet Coke May Cause Cancer

Aspartame was classified as a "possibly carcinogenic" food additive by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the Joint 

FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) on July 14, 2023. This suggests that aspartame, a low-calorie sweetener used in Diet Coke 

Many organizations disagree with IARC and JECFA's announcement. In a July 14, 2023 statement, the FDA denied the findings and said the WHO 

committees' research investigations had "significant shortcomings." The FDA, Health Canada, and the European Food Safety Authority likewise 

Artificial sweeteners—found in diet sodas, sugar-free baked products, and coffee shop packets—have been debated for years due to mixed safety studies.

A Frontiers in Nutrition review found that some research demonstrate that artificial sweeteners help you eat less and lose weight,

Aspartame is found in Diet Coke, Trident gum, and certain Snapple tea, so the news that it may cause cancer is concerning for consumers and 

companies. This statement, like every important health announcement, causes confusion and opposing perspectives on both sides.

Next month's announcements cover numerous groups. The WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) decided to classify 

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