This is interesting:

A study published in the Clinical Journal of  the American Society of Nephrology determined that sugar sweetened soda increases the odds for kidney function decline. You can read the entire study here. 3,318 women participated in the study for  a number of years as they consumed diet soda that contained artificial sweeteners, most notably Aspartame.  Two or more diet drinks a day led to a double risk in fast-paced kidney decline. The study was conducted by scientists from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Another study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that aspartame is lniked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma and leukaemia. You can read the full study here, and we also wrote an article on it that you can read here.

The dangers of aspartame, like many other things have been prominent since its inception. If one actually does the research instead of simple believing the marketing, it’s not uncommon to come to the conclusion that at the very least Aspartame provides us no benefit and has great risks attached. There are other options available, so why bother with Aspartame? Below is an excerpt from a previously posted article on Collective Evolution. Similar to fluoride in our water, it’s evident of our lack of public knowledge that we still allow a tremendous amount of harmful additives and toxins into what we choose to consume. It’s clear that aspartame should not be used in foods, and if you’re wondering why it continues to be used, you can find out below.

Look, I’m sure at least some of these blogs are crying wolf. I don’t know. But I also know scientists have reassured us about the “safety” of a lot of things that turned out to be bad for us, and corporations haven’t exactly impressed me with accuracy, honesty or candor. (I still remember the local show store with the “X-ray your foot!” machine that was “perfectly safe.”)

So I’ll just reserve judgment if you don’t mind.

2 thoughts on “Hmm

  1. I’m with you. Given the ‘lack of public knowledge’ and the abysmal discussions of science that are available (both the result of shabby media skills) and the known predilection of Corporations to buy the results they want, it’s become impossible to make an informed decision on these topics.

  2. Saccharin and aspartame are both as safe as rat poison. Between the sugar lobby and the chemical lobby they have managed to keep stevia off the FDA approved list for sweeteners; they have to sell it as a supplement. The jury is still out on Splenda, (basically denatured sugar) but it seems to be the safest of the sweeteners, other than the totally natural aforementioned stevia.

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