Aspartame can be found in diet soft drinks, chewing gum, and even some cheap supplements. Yet research is showing that even in low doses, it increases the incidence of cancer. The European Journal of Oncology found the results alarming and indicative of urgent re-examination of permissible exposure of APM (aspartame) in both food and beverages, especially to protect children. Research is also showing that the more diet soft drinks someone drinks, the more weight he or she gains. The researchers said there was a 41% increase in risk of being overweight for every can or bottle of diet soft drink a person consumes each day.