Aspartame may result in methanol toxicity, which has recently been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Good diet and nutrition is key to helping people ward off the worst form of dementia, but many may think that diet soda is not doing their body any harm and drink it in excess despite an otherwise healthy diet.
Diet soda can also cause unwanted weight gain. While your body digests this artificial sweetener, your cravings for real sugar actually increase. The chemical can also make it so that your appetite becomes bigger, so instead of losing weight, you’ll be fighting off cravings for fatty and sugary foods.
Recently leaked emails from Podesta show that originally there were concerns about approving aspartame by the FDA altogether.