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Originally posted by moniesisfun
Assumptions made in this thread:
1. All gum contains aspartame.
Incorrect. The last time I looked at gum from the local market, this was correct. It doesn't mean you can't find gum that doesn't contain aspartame. A quick google search proves this to be true.
Originally posted by UziLiberman
reply to post by longlostbrother
your math is correct and looking at it like that it would be easy to dismiss.
yet you are neglecting the fact aspartame as well as other artificial sweeteners are ever more present in processed foods and general consumption items. small doses do stack up
you are also ignoring the fact that aspartame is highly addictive.
when i was growing up one chewing gum would entertain you for an hour, these days people go over one entire pack in an hour. as with other examples of junk food filled with it.
all those small and harmless doses stack up and are not easily flushed by the organism, add that to other chemicals and poisons present in food and you still want to bypass this toxic cocktail as harmless?
Originally posted by Kluute
New Study Reveals: Aspartame Damages The Brain at Any Dose!
(visit the link for the full news article)
Did you know that Aspartame has been proven to cause brain damage by leaving traces of Methanol in the blood? It makes you wonder why Aspartame has been approved as “safe” and is found in thousands of food products. Currently more than 90 countries have given the artificial sweetener the “OK” to be used in foods.
Formaldehyde is what is causing the brain damage.
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Originally posted by adjensen
Originally posted by dollukka
reply to post by adjensen
Splenda has organochlorine compounds, your body can´t detoxify it.
Well, thanks a lot, killjoy. Now what am I going to do with my redundant soda maker?
Actually, I'm not too concerned with my body not detoxifying something, whatever that means.
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.
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.
Originally posted by Tallone
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.