The proposed addition of Aspartame in milk has quite a few outraged throughout the US and with good reason. The Food and Drug Administration has banned Aspartame twice in the past because of health concerns.
It is a scientific fact that phenylalanine is a component of Aspartame which adversely affects children with phenylketonuria which is a genetic disorder found at birth in which the body is unable to break down the amino acid phenylalanine which limits other important chemicals from getting to the brain.
Those with PKU have to follow a phenylalanine restricted diet and for children it is of the utmost importance since their brains are still developing. Since phenylalanine is a component of Aspartame all food and drinks containing Aspartame must be limited.
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