07-13-2010 12:40 AM

'New studies show that aspartame may increase the risk of premature births. Research funded by the European Union found a correlation between the amount of diet drink consumed and an early birth among the 60,000 women studied, The Mail on Sunday reported on July 10.

The study also says that drinks containing aspartame and other artificial sweeteners may pose a danger to the unborn child. Some British public health experts are now advising expectant mothers to avoid food and drink containing the chemicals, the report added.'

Read more: Aspartame's Threat to the Unborn