The Aspertame Lawsuit (Equal Sugar Sweetener Is Toxic!)

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posted on Oct, 18 2007 @ 02:37 PM
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come to think of it i recall now reading health articals on worldnetdaily concerning cancer and what the scoop is with sugar--------any sugar white or whatever--------if you have cancer stop eating all sugars period because they feed the cancer cells-----we need to be eating lots of broccoli/cabbage to keep the bowels regular and there are enzmes in broccoli that fight cancer and something in tomatoes,onions and garlic that helps fight cancer also.




posted on Oct, 18 2007 @ 02:40 PM
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Originally posted by RogerT

Originally posted by 27jd
So present me a nice list of peer reviewed research, and we can go over it all, k? I'm looking forward to it...


Yeah right.


Actually, fine.

Here, attack the sources all you wish. Here's one from 2007...

www.aboutaspartame.com...

And from the National Cancer Institute...


“The conclusions presented by the Ramazzini Foundation are simply wrong,” said Dr. Richard H. Adamson, scientific consultant to the American Beverage Association. “The first Ramazzini report was widely discredited worldwide for poor scientific methodology and there is no reason to think this report will fare any better. Furthermore, presenting data in such an unethical and unusual way—by going around the widely accepted practices of scientific peer review and releasing information directly to the media—does nothing but cause unnecessary alarm among consumers about an ingredient that has repeatedly been confirmed as safe by regulatory agencies around the world.”

“The bottom line is Ramazzini’s studies are flawed and are conducted on rats that are not pathogen free, while the National Cancer Institute study focuses on humans,” Adamson said. “It is the extensive human studies—as well as the breadth of research on aspartame—that should give consumers complete confidence in aspartame.”

The data presented by Dr. Mirando Soffritti of the Ramazzini Foundation, and its lack of support from the scientific community, stands in stark contrast to the study by the National Cancer Institute – a highly reputable institution that carried out a long-term, peer-reviewed study. And it stands in contrast to hundreds of other peer-reviewed studies affirming aspartame.

www.ameribev.org...


But I'm sure all that will follow, is an attack on the source, followed by sarcasm far superior to "playground" level, and maybe an attack on my muscles....it's just getting boring.



posted on Oct, 18 2007 @ 06:22 PM
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Originally posted by 27jd
So your guess was quite wrong, a bodybuilder would be the last person I'd take health advice from.


Shame, Tom's got quite a good take on diet and health.



posted on Oct, 18 2007 @ 06:31 PM
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Originally posted by RogerT
Shame, Tom's got quite a good take on diet and health.


Well, if he's not pumping himself full of bull hormones and he's working out to be healthy and not freakish, that may very well be. I feel I have a pretty decent take on it as well, although since I drink diet soda occasionally I'm sure you'd disagree....



posted on Oct, 18 2007 @ 09:17 PM
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I've always been cautious with man-made sweetners, it's just not natural... anyone know of any gum with pure sugar instead of aspertame?



posted on Oct, 18 2007 @ 09:26 PM
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Regardless of what any scientist has told you, 27jd, or what you have read regarding aspartame, it's affects are simply unknown. It is a very new substance that has pushed its way onto the market to target fat America. It is all our individual decisions whether to trust the Food and Drug administration, or to trust our own gut instincts.

My own gut instinct tells me that if it has to be separated from the rest of the ingredients, and I'm not as fat as a walrus, I am going to eat sugar and keep myself eating a bit more naturally. It is your decision if you choose not to.

Edit to enter 27jd's name.

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posted on Oct, 18 2007 @ 09:56 PM
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Yeah. I am addicted to diet coke. I know that aspartame can't be that good for you. I am sure your body has no idea what that stuff is. Who knows. But it tastes good to me (some people can't stand it). To my knowledge, there have never been any long-term tests on the effects of aspartame..and it may effect different people differently. But something called aspartame...I mean, that can't really be good.



posted on Oct, 19 2007 @ 08:09 AM
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I switched to Spry chewing gum. It's sweetened with Xylitol which is shown to reduce tooth decay by up to 80 percent. You can find it at most health food stores and you can buy it online.



posted on Oct, 19 2007 @ 08:14 AM
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Aspartame is a toxic substance that was on the congressional list of biowarfare agents until it got approved by the FDA because Donald Rumsfeld was the president of the company that owned the patent on it.

Why would you want to ingest it?



posted on Oct, 19 2007 @ 10:31 AM
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Originally posted by blowfishdl
It is a very new substance that has pushed its way onto the market to target fat America.


Dude, it was discovered in 1965 and FDA approved in 1981! That does not qualify as 'very new' in my eyes. It is made from two building blocks of protein, is one of the MOST widely tested substances, and the studies that scared everybody were flawed. Read the link I posted above, it states the studies were NOT peer reviewed, they used non-pathogen free rats, etc. Have you ever had a rat as a pet? If you have, you know that after about 1 and a half to two years, they usually get cancer and die. I never fed my rats ANY aspartame. It was a sham.



It is all our individual decisions whether to trust the Food and Drug administration, or to trust our own gut instincts.


Right, trust your own gut instincts. But don't let a small number of flawed studies be your gut instinct. Does your gut tell you not to eat chicken, fish, etc.? What about tomatos? They all contain the same substances aspartame does. It's not some crazy chemical, it's amino acids, which your body NEEDS.



My own gut instinct tells me that if it has to be separated from the rest of the ingredients, and I'm not as fat as a walrus, I am going to eat sugar and keep myself eating a bit more naturally. It is your decision if you choose not to.


Well, as long as it's your own, cool. I'm not some rabid fan of aspartame, I like Splenda (sucralose) better, but it's becoming the subject of the SAME baseless scarelore. The only reason I like either is because sometimes I want a soda without the insane amount of calories in the sugary versions. The irony is, sugar is subject to the SAME scare tactics...


Sugar is without question one of the most dangerous substances on the food market today.

What we are talking about here is sucrose, the white crystalline sugar refined from cane or beet juice by stripping away all its vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, water, and other synergists.

White sugar is an industrially processed chemical not found in nature, and it is not fit for human consumption.

www.hps-online.com...


It even blames violence in prison on sugar...


In a recent study conducted by Dr. C. Keith Connors of the Children's Hospital in Washington, DC, a 'deadly' link was established between the consumption of sugar with carbohydrates (such as breakfast cereal, cake, and biscuits) and violent behaviour, hypertension, and learning impediments.

In other studies, chronic violence in prisons was remarkably reduced simply by eliminating refined sugar and starch from prison diets. Singapore in 1991 banned sugary soft drink sales from all schools and youth center's, citing the danger that sugar poses to the mental and physical health of children.


Seriously, ANY substance you can imagine has a group of people frothing at the mouth to alarm you and make you believe it is the MOST deadly substance a human can ingest, either to sell a book or just cuz they like to scare people. It's ridiculous.



posted on Oct, 19 2007 @ 10:34 AM
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Originally posted by Kenesay200
I am sure your body has no idea what that stuff is.


What makes you 'sure'? If your body doesn't know what protein is, then you'd be correct. Does your body digest protein? The only circumstance in which your body wouldn't know what it is, would be if you had PKU.



posted on Oct, 19 2007 @ 12:51 PM
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Originally posted by 27jd
[Right, trust your own gut instincts. But don't let a small number of flawed studies be your gut instinct.


Sorry jd, you keep posting this message "small number of flawed studies" and then post a small number of industry sponsored PR exercises to support your belief that aspartame is safe.

Here's one list of over 100 studies for you to be getting on with. Of the 7 reports that support Aspartame in this list, 6 of them are from Rumsfeld's mates at the FDA.

Now, either individually rebut the entire list as flawed, or stop using that misleading statement and have the decency to be honest about the extent of the valid, intelligent and authoritative research about the dangers of aspartame.



1970 Olney, Brain Damage in Infant Mice Following Oral Intake of Glutamate, Aspartate or Cysteine. Nature 1970;227:609-610.

1975 Olney JW, Aspartame as a Sweetener. NEJM 1975;292(23):1244-1245.

1977 Mishiro Y and Keneko H, Effect of a Dipeptide, Aspartame, on Lactic Acid Production in Human Whole Saliva. J Dent Res 1977;56(11):1427.


1979 Brunner RL, Vorhees CV, Kinney L, Butcher RE, et al., Aspartame: Assessment of Developmental Psychotoxicity of a New Artificial Sweetener. Neurobehavioral Toxicology 1979;1:79-86.
1980 Olney, Brain Damage in Mice from Voluntary Ingestion of Glutamate and Aspartate. Neurobehavioral Toxicology and Teratology 1980;2:125-129.

1982 Uribe, Potential Toxicity of a New Sugar Substitute in Patients with Liver Disease. N Engl J Med 1982;173-174.


1983 Wurtman, Effects of Aspartame and Glucose on Rat Brain Amino Acids and Serotin. New England Journal of Medicine 1983;309(7):429-430.
1983 Wurtman RJ, Neurological Changes Following High Dose Aspartame with Dietary Carbohydrates. N Engl J Med 1983;309(7):429-430.
1984 Olney, Excitotoxic Food Additives ­ Relevance of Animal Studies to Human Safety. Neurobehavioral Toxicology and Teratology 1984;6:455-562.



1984 Monte, Aspartame: Methanol and the Public Health. J Appl Nutr 36(1):42-54.


1984 Yokogoshi H,k Roberts CH, Canballero B, Wuetman RJ, Effects of Aspartame and Glucose Administration on Brain and Plasma Levels of Large Neutral Amino Acids and Brain 5-Hydroxyindoles. Amer J Clin Nutr 1984;40:1-7.
1984 Mahalik MP and Gautieri RF, Reflex Responsiveness of CF-1 Mouse Neonates Following Maternal Aspartame Exposure. Research Communications in Psychology, Psychiatry & Behavior 1984;9(4):385-403.

1985 Novick, Aspartame Induced Granulomatous Panniculitis. Ann Int Med 102(2):206-207.

1985 Grobelny D and Galardy RE, A Metabolite of Aspartame Inhibits Angiotensin Converting Enzyme. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 1985; 128(2):960-964.


1985 Wurtman, RJ, Aspartame: Possible Effects on Seizure Susceptibility. Lancet 1985;2(8463):1060.
1985 Ferguson JM, Interaction of Aspartame and Carbohydrates in an Eating Disordered Patient. Am J Psych 1985 Feb;142(2):271.
1986 Kulczycki A Jr., Aspartame ­ Induced Urticaria. Ann Intern Med 1986;104(2):207-208.
1986 Pardridge WM, The Safety of Aspartame [Letter]. JAMA 1986;256(19):2678.

1986 Koehler SM, A New Dietary Caution for Migraine Sufferers. Dir in Appl Nut 1986;1:1-7.



1986 Kiritsky PJ and Maher TJ, Acute Effects of Aspartame on Systolic Blood Pressure in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats. J Neural Transmission 1986;66(2):121-128.





1986 Yokogoshi H and Wurtman RJ, Acute Effects of Oral or Parenteral Aspartame on Catecholamine Metabolism in Various Regions of Rat Brain. J Nutr 1986;116:356-364.
1986 Walton, Seizure and Mania After High Intake of Aspartame. Psychosomatics 27:218-220.


1986 Drake ME, Panic Attacks and Excessive Aspartame Ingestion [Letter]. Lancet 1986;2(8507):631.
1986 Johns DR, Migrane Provoked by Aspartame. New Eng J Medicine 1986;315(7):456.
1986 Blundell JE, Hill AJ, Paradoxical Effects of an Intense Sweetener Aspartame on Appetite. Lancet 1986;1(8489):1092-3.
1986 Caballero B, Mahon BE, Rohr FJ, Levy HL, Wurtman RJ, et. al., Plasma Amino Acid Levels after Single Dose Aspartame Consumption in Phenylketonuria Mild Hyperphenylalaninemia and Heterozygous State for Phenylketonuria. Journal of Pediatrics 1986;109(4):668-671.




1986 Bradstock MK, Serdula MK, Marks IS, et al., Evaluation of Reactions to Food Additives: The Aspartame Experience. AM J Clin Nutr 1986 Mar;43(3):464-9.

1986 Coulombe RA Jr., Sharma RP, Neurobiochemical Alterations Induced by the Artificial Sweetener Aspartame. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 1986;83(1):79-85.

1987 Wurtman RJ, Aspartame Effects on Brain Serotonin. Am J Clin Nutr 1987 Apr;45(4):799-803.
1987 Maher TJ and Wurtman RJ, Possible Neurologic Effects of Aspartame, a Widely Used Food Additive. Environmental Health Perspectives 1987;75:53-57.


1987 Drogari E, Smith I, Beasley M, Lloyd JK, Timing of Strict Diet in Relation to Fetal Damage in Maternal Phenylketonuria: An International Collaborative Study by the MRC/DHSS Phenylketonuria Register. Lancet 1987;2(8565):927-30.


1987 Elsas, et al., Changes in Physiological Concentrations of Blood Phenylalanine Produce Changes in Human Brain Function. Dietary Phenylalanine and Brain Function Birkhauser Boston 1988;187-195.

1988 Roberts: Neurological, Psychiatric and Behavioral Reactions to Aspartame in 505 Aspartame Reactors. In: Wurtman and Ritter-Walker (eds.). Dietary Phenylalanine and Brain Function. Boston: Birkhauser, 1988, pp. 373-376.


1988 Pinto and Maher, Aspartame, Phenylalanine and Seizures in Experimental Animals. In: Wurtman and Ritter-Walker (eds.). Dietary Phenylalanine and Brain Function. Boston: Birkhauser, 1988, pp. 95-103.





1988 Roberts, Reactions Attributed to Aspartame ­ Containing Products: 551 Cases. Journal of Applied Nutrition 1988;40:85-94.


1988 Roberts, Neurological Psychiatric and Behavioral Reactions to Aspartame in 505 Aspartame Reactors. In: Wurtman and Ritter-Walker (eds.). Dietary Phenylalanine and Brain Function. Boston: Birkhauser, 1988, pp. 373-376.
1988 Wurtman and Maher, Calculation of the Aspartame Dose for Rodents that Produces Neurochemical Effects Comparable to Those Occurring in People. In: Wurtman and Ritter-Walker (eds.). Dietary Phenylalanine and Brain Function. Boston: Birkhauser, 1988, pp. 144-148.
1988 Pinto JM, Mahea TJ, Administration of Aspartame Potentiates Pentylenetetrazole and Fluorothyl-Induced Seizures in Mice. Neuropharmacology 1988;27(1):51-55.


1988 Walton, The Possible Role of Aspartame in Seizure Induction. Proceedings of the first International Conference on Phenylalanine and the Brain. Wurtman RJ, Walker E (eds.), Center for Brain Sciences and Metabolism Charitable Trust, Cambridge, 1987.


1988 Tollefson L, Monitoring Adverse Reactions to Food Additives in the US Food and Drug Administration. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 1988;8(4):438-446.
1988 Olney, Excitotoxic Food Additives ­ Functional Teratological Aspects. In Progress in Brain Research, Vol 73 ­ Biochemical Basis of Functional Neuroteratology: Permanent Effects of Chemical on the Developing Brain, edited by Boer, GJ, et al., Elsevier, New York 1988.

1988 Tollefson L, Monitoring of Adverse Reactions to Aspartame Reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In: Wurtman and Ritter-Walker (eds.). Dietary Phenylalanine and Brain Function. Boston: Birkhauser, 1988, pp. 317-326.
1988 Steinmetzer and Kunkel, Aspartame and Headache [letter]. N Engl J Med 1988;318(18):1201.
1988 Spiers, et al., Aspartame and Human Behavior: Cognitive and Behavioral Observations. In: Wurtman and Ritter-Walker (eds.). Dietary Phenylalanine and Brain Function. Boston: Birkhauser, 1988, pp. 169-178.
1988 Sardesai, et. al., Effect of Aspartame in Diabetic Rats. In: Wurtman and Ritter-Walker (eds.). Dietary Phenylalanine and Brain Function. Boston: Birkhauser, 1988, pp. 265-268.

1988 Matalon, et. al., Aspartame Consumption in Normal Individuals and Carriers for Phenylketonuria. In: Wurtman and Ritter-Walker (eds.). Dietary Phenylalanine and Brain Function. Boston: Birkhauser, 1988, pp. 41-52.



1988 Guiso G, Caccia S, Vezzani A, et. al., Effect of Aspartame on Seizures in Various Models of Experimental Epilepsy. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 1988;96:485-493.




1988 Johns, Aspartame and Headache. In: Wurtman and Ritter-Walker (eds.). Dietary Phenylalanine and Brain Function. Boston: Birkhauser, 1988, pp. 303-312.

1988 Fernstrom, Effects of Aspartame Ingestion on Large Neutral Amino Acids and Monoamine Neurotransmitters in the Central Nervous System. In: Wurtman and Ritter-Walker (eds.). Dietary Phenylalanine and Brain Function. Boston: Birkhauser, 1988, pp. 87-96.
1988 Maher and Kiritsy, Aspartame Administration Decreases the Entry of Alpha-Methyldopa into the Brain of Rats. In: Wurtman and Ritter-Walker (eds.). Dietary Phenylalanine and Brain Function. Boston: Birkhauser, 1988, pp. 122-126.


1988 Elsas, Aspartame and Migraine. N Engl J Med 1988;318(18):1201.

1988 Kim, et al., The Effect of Aspartame on 50% Convulsion Doses of Lidocaine. In: Wurtman and Ritter-Walker (eds.). Dietary Phenylalanine and Brain Function. Boston: Birkhauser, 1988, pp. 127-130.



1988 Blundell, Effects of Aspartame on Appetite and Food Intake. In Dietary Phenylalanine and Brain Function, Wurtman and Ritter-Walker, Editors, 1988;Birkhauser, Boston, 275-295.

1988 Lipton RB, Newman LC, Cohen JS, Solomon S, Aspartame and Headache. The New England Journal of Medicine 1988 May 5;1200.


1988 Lipton, et al., Aspartame as a Dietary Factor in Headache. Neurology 1988;38:356.


1988 Lipton, et al., Aspartame as a Dietary Trigger of Headache. Headache 1989;29(2):90-2.


1988 Koehler SM, Glaros A, The Effect of Aspartame on Migraine Headache. Headache 1988;28:10-13.


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posted on Oct, 19 2007 @ 12:53 PM
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more studies:


1989 Potenza DD and el-Mallakh RS, Aspartame: Clinical Update. Conn Med 1989;53(7):395-400.
1989 Holder MD and Yirmiya R, Behavioral Assessment of the Toxicity of Aspartame. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior 1989;32:17-26.
1989 Yost DA, Clinical Safety of Aspartame [Review].* AFP 1989 Feb;39(2):201-206.

1989 Dow-Edwards DL, Scribani LA, Riley EP, et. al., Impaired Performance on Odor-Aversion Testing Following Prenatal Aspartame Exposure in the Guinea Pig. Neurotoxicology and Teratology. 1989 Jul-Aug;11(4):413-416.





1989 Dow-Edwards DL, Scribani LA, Riley EP, Impaired Performance on Odor-Aversion Testing Following Prenatal Aspartame Exposure in the Guinea Pig. Neurotoxicol Teratol 1989;11(4):413-6.


1989 Bresnick, Excitotoxins: A Possible New Mechanism for the Pathogenesis of Ischemic Retinal Damage. Arch Opmalmol 1989 Mar;107(3):339-41.
1990 Turdoff MG, and Alleva AM, Oral Stimulation with Aspartame Increases Hunger. Physiology Behavior 1990;47(3):555-9.
1990 Pan-Hou H, et. al., Effect of Aspartame on N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Sensitive L-[3H] Glutamate Binding Sites in Rat Brain Synaptic Membranes. Brain Res 1990;520(1-2):351-353.

1991 Strathman, Recurrent Vulvovaginitis Resulting From the Heavy Dietary Use of Aspartame. J Reprod Med 1991 Aug;36(8):572.
1991 Roberts, Does Aspartame Cause Human Brain Cancer. Journal of Advancement in Medicine 4(4):231-241.
1991 Watts RS, Aspartame, Headaches and Beta Blockers. Headache 1991;31(3):181-2.
1991 Tilson HA, Hong JS, Sobotka TS, et. al., High Doses of Aspartame have no Effect on Sensorimotor Function or Learning and Memory in Rats. Neurotoxicology & Teratology 1991;13(1):27-35.
1991 McCauliffe DP, Poitras K, et. al., Aspartame-Induced Lobular Panniculitis. J Am Acad Dermatol 1991;24(2 Pt 1):298-300.

1991 Moller SE, Effect of Aspartame and Protein, Administered in Phenylalanine-Equivalent Doses on Plasma Neutral Amino Acids, Aspartate, Insulin and Glucose in Man. Pharmacol Toxicol 1991;68(5):408-12.


1991 Diomed L, Romano M, Guiso G, et. al., Interspecies and Interstrain Studies on the Increased Susceptibility to Metrazol-Induced Convulsions in Animals given Aspartame. Food & Chem Toxicol 1991;29(2):101-106.




1991 Guiso, et. al., Effect of Tyrosine on the Potentiation by Aspartame and Phenylalanine of Metrazol-Induced Convulsions in Rats. Food Chem Toxicol 1991 Dec;29(12):855-7.





1992 Tollefson L and Barnard RJ, An Analysis of FDA Passive Surveillance Reports of Seizures Associated with Consumption of Aspartame. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 1992;92(5):598-601.
1992 Camfield PR, Camfield CS, Dooley JM, et. al., Aspartame Exacerbates EEG Spike Wave Discharge in Children With Generalized Absence Epilepsy: A Double-Blind Controlled Study. Neurology 1992;42:1000-1003.


1992 Gulya AJ, Sessions RB, Troost TR, et. al., Aspartame and Dizziness: Preliminary Results of a Prospective, Nonblinded, Prevalence and Attempted Cross-over Study. American J of Otology 1992 Sept;13(5):438-42.

1993 Shephard SE, Wakabayashi K, Nagao M, et. al., Mutagenic Activity of Peptides and the Artificial Sweetener Aspartame After Nitrosation. Food & Chemical Toxicol 1993;31(5):323-9.



1993 Walton RG, Hudak R, Greenwaite RJ, Adverse Reaction to Aspartame: Double-Blind Challenge in Patients from a Vulnerable Population. Biological Psychiatry 1993;34(1-2):13-17.


1993 Tollefson L, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Controlled Scientific Studies as Proof of Causation. * Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 1993;18:32-43.
1993 Eshel Y and Sarova-Pincus I, Aspartame and Seizures. Neurology 1993;43(10):2154-2155.
1993 Kasamaki A, Uresawa S, et. al., The Effect of Food Chemicals on Cell Aging of Human Diploid Cells in Vitro Culture. J Toxicol Sci 1993;18(3):143-53.
1993 Meldrum, Amino Acids as Dietary Excitotoxins: A Contribution to Understanding Neurodegenerative Disorders. Brain Res Rev 1993 Sept-Dec;18(3):293-314.



1994 Van Den Eeden SK, Koepsell TD, Langstreth WT Jr, et a., Aspartame Ingestion and Headaches: A randomized Crossover Trial. Neurology 1994;44(10):1787-93.


1994 Stokes AF, Belger A, Banich MT, Bernadine E, et. al., Effects of Alcohol and Chronic Aspartame Ingestion Upon Performance in Aviation Relevant Cognitive Tasks. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine 1994;65:7-15.
1994 Olney, Excitotoxins in Foods. Neurotoxicology 1996;15(3):535-544.

1994 Gerrard JW, Richardson JS, Donat J, et. al., Neuropharmacological Evaluation of Movement Disorders that are Adverse Reactions to Specific Foods. Int J Neurosci 1994 May;76(1-2):61-9.




1994 Barua J, Bal A, A Health Alert: Emerging Facts about Aspartame. Jour Diab Assoc India 1995;35(4):92-107.


1995 Sonnewald U, Muller T, Unsgaro G, Peterson SB, et. al., Effect of Aspartame on 45 CA Influx and LDH Leakage from Nerve Cells in Culture. Neuroreport 1995 45 CA;6(2);318-320.


1995 Kulczychi A Jr., Aspartame Induced Hives. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 1995;95(2):639-40.

1996 Roberts HJ, Aspartame as a Cause of Allergic Reactions, Including Anaphylaxis. Arch Intern Med 1996;156(9);1027-8.



1996 Olney JW, Farber NB, Spitznagel E, Robins L, Increasing Brain Tumor Rates: Is There a Link to Aspartame? Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology 1996;55(11);1115-1123.
1998 Trocho C, Pardo R, Rafecas I, Virgili J, Remesar X, Fernandez-Lopez JA, Alemany M, Formaldehyde Derived From Dietary Aspartame Binds to Tissue Components In Vivo. Life Sciences 1998;63(5);337-349.



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posted on Oct, 19 2007 @ 12:53 PM
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link for the above with plenty more studies and expert testimony here:

www.dorway.com...

Good luck bro'



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posted on Oct, 21 2007 @ 10:18 AM
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HOLY MOTHER. When I was 6, I took flinstone vitamins with aspertame. I GOT TWITCHES AND RANDOM COUGHS FOR 2 YEARS!

How can I join this law suit?



posted on Oct, 21 2007 @ 01:47 PM
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There is no doubt but that peanuts kill. We don't even need a lot of scientific studies to prove it.
I'm sure some people also have bad reactions to aspartame. I'm not at all convinced that that means that it should be banned. I'm also not convinced that the non-government related bodies that have said it is safe are all corrupt or out of their minds. Personally I've drunk little but diet drinks for a couple of decades and at 65 am in very good health.
What I am sure about is that the scare campaign is a scare campaign -- the CSPI is a political organisation and although it may be a very good one it is not a scientific organisation. If a reputable scientific organisation went public against aspartame I'd listen more.



posted on Oct, 21 2007 @ 05:47 PM
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Hi people here is a copy of a recent bulletin post I put on My MySpace site

"PLEASE READ THIS FOR 5MINS....
Hi friends, every so often i will post a bulletin of the dangers of artificial sweetener- Aspartame (E951).
But I have now my own proof of the toxicity of this additive, my girl has had headaches for over 6 years, some days really bad, tablets, cool patches, dark room treatments etc. The local doctor (pharmaceutical salesman) gave her migraine tablets,more tablets and more tablets to no effect even anti-depressants!! which lasted 2 days after i saw them before they met the bin.
It would annoy me so much I could do nothing for her, then around 3 years ago, i found the truth circuit and got pretty interested in the food side too, I first came across Aspartame in David Icke's books as he had some chapters in some of his books and told of the history and warned of the dangers there. I then came off any sweeteners and cut down on most additives in my foods.
To convince the girlfriend was hard, but i tried to no avail.
I then saw Sweet Misery and was totally shocked of the evidence the film portrayed of the history and dangers of this product, and also bought the book- Health & Nutrition Secrets that could save your life by Russell L. Blaylock M.D (who gave evidence on Sweet Misery). Then that was it, I would print out mainstream documents of the dangers of this product and place them in front of her every so often trying my best to explain the evidence i brought forward, I even made her sit and watch Sweet Misery, showed her/read to her from the above book and that just got her slightly aware where i was coming from. Then this year was the ultimatum I would have no more Aspartame in the house, I would buy no more for her at shopping time and would nag her every time I saw her with an Aspartame product, then after this years holidays and agreement was made, no more after we came back.
Well she stuck to her word, every label was read, every drink was checked.
This was 4 weeks ago-
No Headaches since the day of extraction, let me repeat that
NO HEADACHES (that have lasted 6 years!!) SINCE THE DAY OF EXTRACTION.
I/she was totally knocked back at this result and she felt such a fool to ignore my preaching.
I can honestly say this Excitotoxin is one of the most dangerous products in our foods today, it can create brain nerve damage, cause swelling and finish off with fatal tumors as Excitotoxins do.
Please take heed at this post, research yourself and any people especially those with children who are unaware, make them.
I will be writing to my and her doctor and produce a copy of Sweet Misery to them and would like them to explain themselves on these results and findings."
END



posted on Oct, 21 2007 @ 08:03 PM
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I am sure that water is probably still the best and safest thing for the body. I am not a scientist or expert but aspartame just doesn't seem quite right to me. I gave diet coke up for a couple of weeks and actually had some mild withdrawal symptoms (headaches, etc.). I seemed to feel a little better after awhile.

Water is boring...but it is the best thing going.



posted on Oct, 22 2007 @ 10:29 AM
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Originally posted by Kenesay200
Water is boring...but it is the best thing going.


I couldn't agree more. I love water, but people can even find ways to scare us about drinking water, when they're trying to sell something of course....


Tap water cannot really be that bad for us, can it? After all, the water we drink has already gone through several stages of treatment by municipal water systems, has it not? The government surely would not allow contaminated, unhealthy water into our homes, would it? The answers to these questions, respectively, are yes, not necessarily, and yes. The truth is that tap water is one of the four most pressing health threats posed by environmental problems. Each year the correlations between contaminated drinking water and cancer, learning disabilities, and asthma are becoming stronger and clearer. Even if tap water has gone through municipal treatment before reaching your home faucet, it is often far from safe.
www.aquasanastore.com...


It's a bummer that EVERYTHING causes cancer, asthma, and mental problems.



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posted on Oct, 22 2007 @ 10:29 AM
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