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Does aspartame cause migraines?

Expert:   Joshua Cohen, M.D., M.P.H. , St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center »

Approved by the FDA since 1974, aspartame is found in everything from soft drinks to pharmaceuticals. But can it trigger a migraine? Watch this find out!

Transcript: Aspartame has been found to be a potent migraine trigger in a number of research studies. Approved by the FDA since 1974, it is found in everything from soft drinks to pharmaceuticals. If you suspect that it is a trigger for your headaches, a food diary may help you confirm that. You should also carefully read all food labels and drug inserts to identify where aspartame may be lurking, Then you can eliminate it from your diet. More »

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