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Linky<br><br>poly, what's your take on this?<br><br>Personally I never much minded eating Sweet and Low, because the riduculous studies of its dangers were just that, but I try to stay away from anything with phenylalanine, only because I never thought it was a good idea to isolate an amino acid since you don't find them that way in nature.<br><br>Anyhow I take any web site or yokel trying to sell a book about the "dangers" with a huge grain of salt because like anything else, in moderation a healthy body should be able to handle just about anything you put into it, and if it truly is that dangerous then they're scum for simply trying to make a buck. But people do guzzle this stuff like there's no tomorrow, which can't be all that great.<br><br>My favorite drink is Fruit2O, which uses splenda and "natural fruit oils" which of course most likely means manufactured in a lab now that veryfine was bought out. I can taste a difference in the stuff from what it used to be, which was really real fruit essence when it first came out.<br><br>For coffee I use good old fashioned half and half and sugar. :)<br><br>
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>A consumer group praised the study, done by reputable researchers independent of any funding or ties to industry groups.<p><hr></blockquote><p>It sure sounds good, but the article is a little thin, and I didn't see a link to a publication on the study itself? I guess I could probably comb the NCI for it...<br><br>What's up with the end of the article?<br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>"Drinking a diet soda at lunch does not mean it's okay to have a larger dessert at dinner," the group's Web site warns.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Did the author just get tired of the whole cancer theme and move on to a new topic? I guess half a page was all he/she could handle before losing focus.<br><br><br>
We were just talking about this at lunch. Cancer researchers but not experts on aspartame.<br><br>Poly's take: You're right. The dangers have been completely overblown. Even Ames (who invented the Ames test) thinks the Gov. regulations on cancer causing levels of a ton of stuff are totally wacky.<br>If you concentrate broccoli down to an extract and paint it on the shaved as[/i]s of a rat repeatedly it will get cancer. Same for a lot of stuff. This does not replicate real life (as if you had to be told.) The body is a wonderful mechanism. It can clear and repair DNA damage when the agent is in nominal quantities. But if you concentrate anything, shi[i]t happens. (Or in 2006, Snakes on a Plane.)<br><br>Back to aspartame: totally just doing this from vague recall but someone at lunch brought up that there was a certain portion of the population that is affected by it but it is a commonly diagnosed problem (is it PKU something?) so the person would know not to ingest it.<br><br>Now all of that may sound like I think some scientists are a bunch of idiots. Now that certainly is true for all groups but litigation and money causes scientists to do the dumbest experiments.<br><br><br><br>(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)
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