Harvard hospital admits it promoted weak science on aspartameSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:45
Harvard hospital admits it promoted weak science on aspartame
By Robert Bazell, NBC News
A new study finding a potential cancer risk from the artificial sweetener aspartame is so weak that Brigham and Women’s Hospital -- a Harvard teaching facility -- is now apologizing for promoting the research. In other words, if you see a headline screaming, “Aspartame linked to cancer,” don’t believe it. But it may be too late; the situation is a great example of why the public often finds science confusing and frustrating.