Aspartame and seizure susceptibility: results of a clinical study in reportedly sensitive individuals.

@article{Rowan1995AspartameAS,
  title={Aspartame and seizure susceptibility: results of a clinical study in reportedly sensitive individuals.},
  author={A. J. Rowan and B. Shaywitz and L. Tuchman and J. French and D. Luciano and C. Sullivan},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={1995},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={
          270-5
        }
}
  • A. J. Rowan, B. Shaywitz, +3 authors C. Sullivan
  • Published 1995
  • Medicine
  • Epilepsia
  • The high intensity sweetener aspartame has been implicated anecdotally in seizure provocation. This possibility was investigated with a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study. After an extensive search, 18 individuals (16 adults and 2 children) who had seizures allegedly related to aspartame consumption were admitted to adult or pediatric epilepsy monitoring units where their EEG was monitored continuously for 5 days. Aspartame (50 mg/kg) or identically enpackaged… CONTINUE READING

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