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Aspartame linked to Leukaemia and Lymphoma

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posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 06:35 PM
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I can't vouch for the website or the study itself but it's interesting if true. The findings are quite shocking regarding how much even minimal consumption increases the risks.

complete-health-and-happiness.com...




posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 06:47 PM
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a reply to: MagnaCarta2015

Glad i'm boycotting everything with that crap in it.
If only more people became aware of the poison in our foods and drinks we could actually have an uprising against the pharmaceutical (is that spelled right? Im not American and to lazy to google it even though me typing this question costs the same time) companies and such



posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 06:53 PM
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a reply to: Annunak1
Beautiful spelling



Sadly, I doubt this will get the attention it deserves. It will probably be mocked as we sip on our low calorie drinks.



posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 07:01 PM
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a reply to: GoShredAK

At least we are keeping as much poison out of our bodies as possible. Be the change u wanna see and all that ish



posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 07:04 PM
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I knew I smelled something when the OP's article mentioned "naturalnews". So, I decided to keep reading the article and found they provided three linked studies.

The conclusion from the the study about the nurses or whatever over 22 years they are talking about:



Although our findings preserve the possibility of a detrimental effect of a constituent of diet soda, such as aspartame, on select cancers, the inconsistent sex effects and occurrence of an apparent cancer risk in individuals who consume regular soda do not permit the ruling out of chance as an explanation.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...

And in one of the other "studies" found in the OP's article, the scientists don't even say how MUCH aspartame was given to the rats. Just "up to 2,000 ppm". Okay, so was that all they were given to eat/drink or what?

Just because you don't like something or have a pre-existing bias doesn't make something true. It feels good to jump on the "down with this or that!" train, being an "insider" to the truth about something the masses are apparently asleep to. Well, it pays to actually look at the studies and the methodology.

Just because a study was conducted doesn't mean it has any validity or is taken by the scientific community at-large with any credibility.
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posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 07:04 PM
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my pediatrician gave me a long list of reason why it was bad way back in the 80's when I was pregnant with my second, or maybe third child. she said she thought it was causing hyperactivity in some of the kids that were her patients. so, well, I really didn't have that much experience consuming the stuff. or at least I try not to, still get sucked into buying something with it once in a while, so maybe a bite now and then, can always taste the crap on the first bite, and won't eat it afterwards.



posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 07:45 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

I remember back in the 1970`s there was a big to do about saccharine, as it turned out though the amounts that they were giving to rats to cause cancer were so high that no normal human could possible consume that much every day over a period of the many years that it would take to increase their risk of cancer from consuming it.



posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 07:51 PM
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One issue with these studies is lack of context. So they say aspartame is "linked"? Well, what if you still drank soda, but it was pure natural sugar? How would THAT affect your life? It's 0 extra calories vs. 150 extra calories. I don't know the answer to that question, but I do suspect more calories = "bad" and 0 calories = "at least neutral" so what do those extra calories do to the "link" between ingesting aspartame vs sugar? We don't know because the studies are so narrow.

And if you read the studies as to how much of "substance x" (aspartame) they inject into those rats, it's FAR MORE as a percentage than if the rats drank an equivalent body weight of soda. THOUSANDS of times more. In fact, an old lab joke is, "Injecting this causes rats in laboratory cancer."

Now maybe the studies are actually much more cautious and just getting blown out of proportion by the scary MSM, but the bottom line is that making life decisions based on this stuff is really bouncing you around. If you read ALL the "studies" about everything, you wouldn't be able to eat or leave home. Oh, wait....NOT leaving home is dangerous, too! And there's e-Coli in your toilet. Quick! STOP the dog! Oh, wait! You have a DOG?!

The bottom line here is, ask your doctor what he or she thinks about "Diagnosis by Internet."



posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 08:01 PM
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MagnaCarta2015,

Regardless of the validity of the studies in question I will continue to avoid aspartame as though it were a drunken Gary Busey selling loaded handguns on the boardwalk.


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posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 08:08 PM
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"Study Finds Aspartame Causes 2-4 Times Increased Risk Of Diabetes "

One vid by CBS as this is a rather mainstream accepted study above for those doubting artificial sweeteners can cause health issues.

The OP study might not be far off(despite NN news issues), in other words it's probably best that anyone avoids using products with these sweeteners or at least is very careful with them. Taking them in moderation.



originally posted by: Annunak1
a reply to: MagnaCarta2015

Glad i'm boycotting everything with that crap in it.
If only more people became aware of the poison in our foods and drinks we could actually have an uprising against the pharmaceutical (is that spelled right? Im not American and to lazy to google it even though me typing this question costs the same time) companies and such



Problem is it's nearly in everything that's processed these days. try and find a stick of gum in the grocery store that doesn't have it. Same goes for flavored water, many sodas, etc. It's even more so in "name" brand products, so there's an indication.
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posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 08:26 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake
whoa! you`re right, I drink a lot of flavored water ( for years) and i just looked at the ingredients and it has artificial sweetener, I don`t like that.



posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 08:44 PM
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a reply to: MagnaCarta2015

and to think I'M the one with clinical paranoia.
Some of you guys are just so lol



posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 08:45 PM
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I don't believe that the minimal amount increases chances of anything. It itself won't even directly cause ill effects unless other factors also apply. Those being genetics, weight, and DNA. Cell division gone awry is what causes cancer and that starts in your DNA. So yes, aspartame can also give you dementia and increase risk of alzheimers. Honestly I'd be more worried about that. But yes, don't use Equal or aspartame. I have consumed more Equal than the average person because I have an eating disorder. However, Equal actually makes you retain weight. So if you're doing it for weight loss, stop. It makes you fat and messes with your metabolism.

If you're doing it because you can't have sugar. Also stop. Use Agave Nectar. It's delicious and good for you. Yes it has calories. But that's OK because a couple calories that are also nutritious are calories well-spent. And it's either less or equal calories to sugar. And it's totally organic and non-GMO. Go check it out but for the love of all that is ATS stop consuming aspartame.



posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 09:18 PM
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originally posted by: rukia
a reply to: MagnaCarta2015

If you're doing it because you can't have sugar. Also stop. Use Agave Nectar. It's delicious and good for you. Yes it has calories. But that's OK because a couple calories that are also nutritious are calories well-spent. And it's either less or equal calories to sugar. And it's totally organic and non-GMO. Go check it out but for the love of all that is ATS stop consuming aspartame.


A note for diabetics/prediabetics and insulin sensitive people who may not know: If you can't have sugar because of diabetes type 1 or 2; or, you have a fructose sensitivity, DO NOT assume agave syrup or agave nectar is a safe bet for you. Do your research. Agave syrups and nectars are up to 90% fructose. This could slowly but seriously spike a diabetics blood sugar.
Not all agave products are organic/non-GMO.
Always talk new sugar substitutes over with your MD or diabetes specialist. Never trust the Internet 100%



posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 09:23 PM
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I read enough about aspertime to move away from it overall. it does a ton of stuff thats not good for you, not to mention trick the body into slowing the metabolism..so it actually works against you trying to lose weight..which is typically why people sip on that instead of the real stuff.

sacrifice is really the only answer (for now). learn to love water, put in some natural sweeteners fruit drinks, tea, etc..and have a real sugar coke now and then as a treat, not as the normal drink.



posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 10:17 PM
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It's the same deal with MSG.

OMG ITS POISON!!!

There were some badly/poorly done studies a long time ago that freaked everyone out...and now people have psychosomatic responses if they are told MSG is in something.

I have a huge-ass shaker full of pure MSG in my kitchen. It's awesome. Put it on everything to cut the salt back. It's probably safer/healthier for you than using a lot more salt in your food.

It's a freaking amino acid.



posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 10:22 PM
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If a person can't properly metabolize Aspartame it can become a major problem. The percentage of people who have a reduced ability to metabolize it isn't small. I have a reduced ability, all of my family does.

livewell.jillianmichaels.com...

We can take care of eating moderate amounts of meat, but upsetting the balance will lead to problems. These problems can weaken the body and make people more susceptible to cancers to. Aspartame is the synthetic form of asparagane. It is spun differently but does share most of it's properties, both are phenylalanine based. The chemistry for this is all over the place in similar forms. The sweetener is enough to upset the balance for a lot of people.

If my link doesn't look reliable, there are hundreds of research articles out there on phenylaline and aspartame that are more scientific looking, you would have to read ten of them to get what this link has in it. This chemical was probably much worse than the chemical Sodium Cyclamate that it replaced. But since it does not bother over fifty percent of Americans, it is considered GRAS
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posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

I am a diabetic I have a blood sugar meter I have taken readings after 3 sugars in coffee and the equivalent of aspartame in coffee,the artifical sweetener gives the worse reading.The best solution is to not have either if you beg to differ contact a biochemist
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posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 10:38 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
It's the same deal with MSG.

OMG ITS POISON!!!

There were some badly/poorly done studies a long time ago that freaked everyone out...and now people have psychosomatic responses if they are told MSG is in something.

I have a huge-ass shaker full of pure MSG in my kitchen. It's awesome. Put it on everything to cut the salt back. It's probably safer/healthier for you than using a lot more salt in your food.

It's a freaking amino acid.


MSG is not poison, but over consumption of any of the glutamates can cause problems in the body and brain. Overconsumption causes receptor loss, leading to stuff like insulin resistance and a pile of other problems. Free and bound glutamates all have the same action as MSG. Parmesan cheese is high in those. Glutamates are necessary to a certain points, just as glutamines are. Too much is definitely a no no. Some individuals are more intolerant than others too.

The problems with moderate long term aspartame use are worse than MSG, that is because the symptoms of MSG can be felt quickly and effected individuals that are intolerant get the headache which is easier to diagnose.

Aged food chemistry is actually responsible for the headaches from drinking in many hangovers.

Aspartame only negatively effects around ten percent of people really badly but effects another twenty to twenty five percent badly if consumed regularly over a long period of time.

There is a lot of legitamate research on this, but till I looked at the percentages I thought it was rare. It is not that rare when thirty percent of everyone has problems, and there may be some predominance in certain groups like certain cultures of northern Europeans. Some groups may hit sixty percent, others maybe ten percent.

The stuff tastes terrible, I don't know why anyone would drink it. Maybe it tastes terrible to me because I am one of the ten percent that is very intolerant.

Salt is a necessary thing for most people, excess salt will be secreted as long as you do not consume too much sugar. Less than five percent of people have a problem with salt consumption. Restricting salt for a lot of people is not a good idea. The complications of too little salt are much worse than too much salt being that people will usually just excrete it
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posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 11:13 PM
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If you look at the incidence rate of these conditions you will find that it really hasn't gone up much.

Furthermore, the incidence of these conditions in places where Aspartame sweetener is NOT available is about the same as her in the US.

Any time you see alarming medical headlines, stop and look at the general population's health. Do you really see an increase in these things, or are they just making up something wild based on not understanding a study?




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