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WHO to declare aspartame a potential cancer-causing substance – SFU experts available
The World Health Organization (WHO) is taking a closer look at aspartame, a widely-used artificial sweetener found in various products including diet sodas and sugar-free gum.
The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is expected to declare that aspartame is a possible carcinogen, a substance capable of causing cancer, on July 14. The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) will also release its findings.
Experts from Simon Fraser University are available to discuss the health and business impacts in relation to the IARC findings regarding aspartame and provide insight on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle:
AVAILABLE SFU EXPERTS
SCOTT LEAR, professor, health sciences & Pfizer/Heart & Stroke Foundation Chair in Cardiovascular Prevention Research
Expertise: cardiovascular disease prevention, population health, tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle
TAMMARA SOMA, assistant professor, resource & environmental management
Expertise: food literacy and education, food system planning, community-based food research and youth food movement
LINDSAY MEREDITH, professor emeritus, marketing, Beedie School of Business
Expertise: business marketing, demand estimation, market strategy
AVIVA PHILIPP-MULLER, assistant professor, marketing, Beedie School of Business
Expertise: consumer morality, perceptions & behaviour and how consumers respond to moral transgressions in the marketplace
MELISSA SHAW, SFU Communications & Marketing
236.880.3297 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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