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Table 1 Abbreviations used in tabulation of studies

From: Why did EFSA not reduce its ADI for aspartame or recommend its use should no longer be permitted?

Abbreviation Category
rP Study result(s) deemed reliable by the panel as indicating adverse effects on humans, ie reliable positive
uP Study result(s) deemed unreliable by the panel as indicating adverse effects on humans, ie unreliable positive
rN Study result(s) deemed reliable by the panel as indicating no adverse effects on humans, ie reliable negative
uN Study result(s) deemed unreliable by the panel as indicating no adverse effects on humans ie unreliable negative
Cont Contradictory, when comparing the wording in Section 3.2 with the text in the appendix
ELlow Study indicating NOAEL at/or below 4000 mg/kg bw/day
ELhigh Study indicating adverse effects, but only at doses above 4000 mg/kg bw/day