Nutritive and Non-Nutritive Sweeteners

NNNS: Adverse Effects (2011)

Aspartame and Adverse Effects 

  • General Population
  • Special Populations

Only non-nutritive sweeteners approved by the FDA and considered to be safe for human consumption are included in the N&NNS evidence analysis project. These include: acesulfame-K, aspartame, neotame, saccharin, stevia, and sucrolose.  

The Academy does not evaluate safety; however we do summarize the human subject research published in peer-reviewed journals regarding adverse effects.