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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...
“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.
Originally posted by 27jd
So your guess was quite wrong, a bodybuilder would be the last person I'd take health advice from.
Originally posted by RogerT
Shame, Tom's got quite a good take on diet and health.
Originally posted by blowfishdl
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.
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.
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.
Originally posted by Kenesay200
I am sure your body has no idea what that stuff is.
Originally posted by 27jd
[Right, trust your own gut instincts. But don't let a small number of flawed studies be your gut instinct.
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Originally posted by Kenesay200
Water is boring...but it is the best thing going.
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.