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Aspartame-free Diet Pepsi.

Source: PepsiCo. Inc. via Bloomberg

Does aspartame cause cancer? You’ve probably heard that it might. And PepsiCo removing the artificial sweetener from Diet Pepsi suggests there’s something iffy about it. New Diet Pepsi cans boast that the beverage is “now aspartame free,” a statement probably meant to placate consumers who cite aspartame as the reason they're cutting back on the beverage.

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