- 04-05-2006, 10:18 PM
Scientists at the National Cancer Institute conducted a five year study in humans to determine if the diet soda sweetener aspartame increased the risk of developing cancer. No increased risk was found among more than half a million older Americans.
"It goes a fair way toward allaying concerns about aspartame," said Michael Jacobson, head of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Italian researchers last year had reported increases in cancer rates in rats from aspertame.
"It's very reassuring. It's a large study with a lot of power," said Richard Adamson, with the American Beverage Association. [But] "Drinking a diet soda at lunch does not mean it's okay to have a larger dessert at dinner," a science group warns.
- 04-14-2006, 08:37 PM
What's NOT reassuring is that aspartame can be used as an ant killer. I had an ant problem a while back an in my search this was considered to help kill the colony. Something about disrupting their natural digestion process
04-14-2006, 10:14 PM
02-17-2009, 11:50 PM
02-19-2009, 02:00 PM
haven't there also been plenty of independent studies done revealing aspartame's harmful effects on health? if i remember the numbers right, it was something around 90 studies done: 83 of which revealed a problem or problems caused by aspartame.
either way, stevia has already received the FDA's approval so hopefully we can see a transition soon.
02-20-2009, 05:03 PM
02-20-2009, 06:34 PM
It is also IMO addictive. Look at all the diet coke addicts, diet pepsi. I firmly believe right along with Michael J Fox that his addiction to Diet Pepsi/Aspartame at least increased his risk of parkinson's or made it a lot worse. If I stop and think about it, I can name numerous people that are in fact addicted. But, the same can be said about junk food. Just my two cents.
02-20-2009, 09:29 PM
02-20-2009, 10:31 PM
They are now putting aspartame in almost everything you buy in the grocery store (they can just call it "artifficial flavor"), and also a lot of MSG. Now I try to stay away from all of those foods, even the protein with sucralose.
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