On March 18, 1986 the Epilepsy Institute stated that it had recently investigated the allegation that NutraSweet (aspartame) was associated with seizures and “found aspartame to be safe for people with epilepsy”. Dr. Richard Reuben, Chairman of The Epilepsy Institute’s Professional Advisory Board, stated that he saw “no cause to link aspartame and seizures”. This same Professional Advisory Board “saw no change in seizure patterns or seizure activity of patients over the past three years”. In addition, Dr. Reuben has said “Allegations of a link between aspartame consumption and seizures unnecessarily raises deep concern, anxiety and undue fear for over 2.5 million Americans with epilepsy”.
18 March 1986