Document Detail

Aspartame and dizziness: preliminary results of a prospective, nonblinded, prevalence and attempted cross-over study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1443079     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aspartame is a low-calorie food sweetener recently approved by the FDA for general human consumption. One of us (AJG) treated a patient whose symptoms of episodic vertigo and continuous unsteadiness resolved upon ceasing aspartame intake. A literature review revealed that although dizziness has been associated with aspartame intake, no systematic study of the problem exists. As an initial attempt to ascertain the prevalence of aspartame-related dizziness in an otolaryngologic clinic, we elected to study prospectively all patients entering with the complaint of vertigo by means of a standardized questionnaire. Those patients determined to consume aspartame were further studied in a nonblinded manner to see if aspartame intake could be correlated to symptomatology. A cross-over limb was also attempted, but no patient would participate. This presentation details the case history of the propositus patient and the preliminary results of the currently ongoing prospective study.
A J Gulya; R B Sessions; T R Troost
Related Documents :
2954759 - Cutaneous allergy to mustard in a salad maker.
9535499 - Tu wave area-derived measures of repolarization dispersion in the long qt syndrome.
24740589 - Can consumption of raw vegetables decrease the count of sister chromatid exchange? resu...
21598089 - Generalist-feeding subterranean mites as potential biological control agents of immatur...
17521889 - The relationship of personality traits to substance abuse in patients with bipolar diso...
18589839 - Contact reactions to food.
3812789 - Prevalence of tobacco dependence and withdrawal.
15623459 - Dietary determinants of epithelial ovarian cancer: a review of the epidemiologic litera...
3789709 - Caloric compensation and sensory specific satiety: evidence for self regulation of food...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of otology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0192-9763     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Otol     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-01     Completed Date:  1992-12-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909513     Medline TA:  Am J Otol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  438-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Aspartame / adverse effects*
Dizziness / chemically induced*,  epidemiology
Prospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Differential diagnosis of virus-like particles in the human inner ear.
Next Document:  System identification of perilymphatic fistula in an animal model.