FDA’s Persistent Ban on the Artificial Sweetener Cyclamate

  title={FDA’s Persistent Ban on the Artificial Sweetener Cyclamate},
  author={Carlos Domingues and Alex Leybelman and Julie M. Fagan},
The artificial sweetener, sodium cyclamate, is banned in the United States but it is used in many other Western countries without safety concerns. The FDA banned cyclamates in 1970 based on one (now seen as flawed) study in rats, and despite lack of evidence for any safety concerns, the FDA has not reapproved it. With the escalating distaste for aspartame, approving additional artificial sweeteners to be on the market would benefit both manufacturers and consumers. Reapproving cyclamates would… 
1 Citations

Tables from this paper

Feeding Obesity Through Food Policy: A Comparison Between the United States and European Union
By analyzing periods before and after reform the effects of food policy on obesity can be established and will be useful in future conversations on governmental intervention to help decrease the cases of obesity and lessen the economic burden obesity causes on healthcare systems.


Saccharin : Artificial Sweetener, Bitter Tastant, and Sweet Taste Inhibitor
It is suggested that with rising concentrations the sensory properties of saccharin are impaired by a disproportionate increase in its bitter taste at the expense of its sweet taste.
Bladder Tumors in Rats Fed Cyclohexylamine or High Doses of a Mixture of Cyclamate and Saccharin
Papillary transitional cell tumors were found in the urinary bladders in 8 rats out of 80 that received 2600 milligrams per kilogram of body weight per day of a mixture of sodium cyclamate and sodium
Long-term toxicity and carcinogenicity study of cyclamate in nonhuman primates.
The overall conclusion is that the testicular abnormalities and the sporadic cases of different malignancies found after more than 20 years of dosing do not provide clear evidence of a toxic or carcinogenic effect of sodium cyclamate in monkeys.
First in Thirst: How Gatorade Turned the Science of Sweat into a Cultural Phenomenon
First in Thirst: How Gatorade Turned the Science of Sweat into a Cultural Phenomenon is a study of how gatorade turned the science of sweat into a culturalphenomenon.
Lily Hong - Shum ( Apr 15 , 2008 )
  • Food Additives Data Book The Pursuit of Sweet : A History of Saccharin
The Pursuit of Sweet: A History of Saccharin
  • Retrieved December
  • 2014
Gladwell , Malcom Washington Post U . S . Expected to Lift Ban on Cyclamates May 16 ,
  • 1989
New study reignites aspartame cancer
  • 2007
( 1999 , August 20 ) . Michael Sveda , the Inventor Of Cyclamates , Dies at 87
    Aspartame: By Far the Most Dangerous Substance Added to Most Foods Today http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/06/aspartame-most-dangerous-sub ance-added-to-food.aspx
    • 2011