posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 05:28 PM
reply to post by longlostbrother
Originally posted by longlostbrother
So, five minutes of googleing and guess what...
There is a wide-spread internet hoax, based on an unscientific report, that started most of this nonsense.
Aspartame has been approved not just by the FDA, but by the food and drug testing authorities in 90+ countries.
I can't get milk with BGH in Europe, but I can easily get aspartame, because no reputable scientific evidence exists that it is harmful, even
cumulatively, at the levels humans can reasonably ingest.
That's the result of literally dozens of peer reviewed papers, from around the world.
Go read that link, follow the sources out and read them as well... note however that a simple search for aspartame is going to turn up dozens of
fringe blogs all pushing completely nonsensical claims.... learn to separate science from fearmongering.
Deny some actual ignorance.
Five minutes of googling... right. Well, five minutes on Google and one reference to Wikipedia - which anyone who logs in can edit!!!- prove only how
gullible you are. And your five stars demonstrates how susceptible people are to wanting to believe you are right.
The peer reviewed papers you talk about are not for the use of Aspartame in food, they are against it!
You want evidence to prove you don't know what you are talking about? Easy done. Here is a response published in BMJ: British Medical Journal
February 5, 2005, to those shill corporate researchers whose work you so blindly endorse.
Aspartame and its effects on health Independently funded studies have found potential for adverse effects Editor?Lean and Hankey's editorial on
the effects of aspartame and health gives this artificial sweetener a clean bill of health. However, it seems they have ignored or dismissed a wealth
of evidence, which shows that aspartame can provoke a wide range of symptoms including depression and head aches. Other studies (a total of 91) that
attest to aspartame's potential for harm can be found in an online review of peer reviewed literature.5 This review is particularly worrying as it
shows that, although 100% of industry funded (either whole or in part) studies con clude that aspartame is safe, 92% of independently funded
studies have found that aspartame has the potential for adverse effects.
This is stating 92% of the peer reviewed studies show Aspartame is not safe. These are research NOT funded by industry and therefore not interested in
any particular end result (such as this product is safe and we can profit from it).
On the other hand, funnily enough all of the corporate funded research claim Aspartame is safe. This is exactly as you would expect. The very reason
research on issues of public health and good should not be funded by corporations. Remember that all of the tobacco industry research found there to
tobacco also to be safe to consume. Corporations have as their aim to profit.
Reference for excerpt from article:
Aspartame And Its Effects On Health Author(s): John Briffa, Ian J. Gordon, Nick Finer, Michael E. J. Lean and Catherine R. Hankey Reviewed work(s):
Source: BMJ: British Medical Journal, Vol. 330, No. 7486 (Feb. 5, 2005), pp. 309-310 Published by: BMJ Publishing Group Stable URL:
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