Diet Coke has been the go-to indulgence among weight watchers. A recent report suggests that the World Health Organization (WHO) is to classify aspartame – the artificial sweetener used in Diet Coke, as a possible carcinogen. Although the classification as a possible carcinogen does not render it a definitive carcinogen; further research is warranted to establish its cancer-causing effects.
European studies have shown a slight increase in cancer risk among individuals consuming large amounts of aspartame, however, conclusive evidence is yet to be found. Aspartame is commonly used in various food and beverage products; alternative artificial sweeteners available.
The WHO's decision regarding aspartame is set to release on July 14. It is important to note that the WHO has recently recommended against the use of non-sugar sweeteners for weight control and reducing the risk of noncommunicable diseases. Some health experts have contested the notion that aspartame is a carcinogen, highlighting the lack of human evidence supporting this claim.
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