Everything You Need to Know About Aspartame

Reviewed by the American Academy of Physician Assistants

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With obesity rates among Americans at an all-time high, many people may think they have to give up sweets in order to lose weight. But, there’s good news if you love sweets: Low-calorie sweeteners offer a way to reduce calories in sweet foods and beverages, which may help you lose or maintain your weight. They also offer a way for people with diabetes to decrease their carbohydrate intake.

One commonly consumed low-calorie sweetener is aspartame. The following is everything you need to know about aspartame, including facts about nutrition, safety, uses, and benefits.