Diet pop drinkers coming to Canada be sure to try Aspartame(TM)

lepreau at utah-cs.UUCP lepreau at utah-cs.UUCP
Tue Jun 28 12:21:58 AEST 1983

I believe that aspartane must be avoided by children with
phenylketoneuria (pku).  That's a hereditary metabolic disease whose
nasty effects (severe retardation) can be completely avoided by avoiding
foods with proteins containing phenylalanine.  Luckily, the disease is
trivially diagnosed (it is routinely screened for, I believe) and after
young childhood such proteins are no longer harmful.

-Jay Lepreau

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