Parkinson’s Disease Caused By Aspartame? The Michael J. Fox Connection

Throughout the 1980’s, Michael did commercials for Pepsico, and he promoted Diet Pepsi cola exclusively in the latter years of his contract. It is believed that he became an ardent consumer of Diet Pepsi throughout this period (even off-set). Then, in 1991, Michael was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease. It would be seven years before he told the public about his diagnosis, so the link has been missed by most people.

In 2000, Michael founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which was supposed to help discover the cause and cure for Parkinson’s disease. Various groups have sent information to the foundation about the link between aspartame (found in diet colas) and Parkinson’s disease, but they have been ignored. The group instead donated $175,000,000 to researchers of Parkinson’s disease, while wholly ignoring the existing information about aspartame, just as most researchers have.