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Huge Study links Aspartame to Major Problems, Sales Drop

 

 

As concerns about health epidemics plague the nation, demand and sales of diet soda have plunged as consumers try to make better choices. As we reported yesterday, aspartame–the main sweetener for diet soda–is one of the most dangerous ingredients used in our food supply, causing seizures and a host of other health issues.

 

In a new study done over ten years and sampling 60,000 women, it was shown that women who drink two or more diet drinks a day have much higher cardiovascular disease rates and are more likely to die from the disease.

 

In the largest study done of it’s kind, The University of Iowa concluded:

 

“…[C]ompared to women who never or only rarely consume diet drinks, those who consume two or more a day are 30 percent more likely to have a cardiovascular event [heart attack or stroke] and 50 percent more likely to die from related disease. ‘This is one of the largest studies on this topic, and our findings are consistent with some previous data, especially those linking diet drinks to the metabolic syndrome,’ says Dr. Ankur Vyas… the lead investigator of the study. …The association persisted even after researchers adjusted the data to account for demographic characteristics and other cardiovascular risk factors, including body mass index, smoking, hormone therapy use, physical activity, energy intake, salt intake, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and sugar-sweetened beverage intake. On average, women who consumed two or more diet drinks a day were younger, more likely to be smokers, and had a higher prevalence of diabetes, high blood pressure, and higher body mass index.â€

 

Thankfully this study comes on the heels of reports of already slipping sales of diet soda, one of the largest aspartame markets.

 

According to Time Magazine:

 

‘“One reason for the decline could be a growing awareness of the obesity epidemic in the US and growing health concerns surrounding sugar-sweetened beverages. According to Reuters, industry experts say the beverage industry is shrinking under the scrutiny. Even diet-branded drinks have suffered a loss of sales with concerns over artificial sweeteners.â€

 

Whatever the reason for the decline, this new study should only add fuel to the movement away from artificial sweeteners. There are plenty of natural sweeteners that people can choose that are much healthier than aspartame.

 

Another important note is that the overall sales of soda going down also means that less people are being exposed to (mostly GM) high fructose corn syrup which carries a whole host of health risks as well.

 

 

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Whilst I don't think I've offered an opinion on Aspartame, I do so now.

 

When I was about 14 and tubby, I decided that diet Coke was the answer and I drank many litres of the stuff each week. No I didn't lose weight. I did, however get nodules on the cartilage ridges of my ears, not many, 3 or 4 about the size of half a pea. When I stopped drinking diet Coke, the nodules went away.

 

Subsequently, if I drink diet Coke or anything else with Aspartame in it, more than say once a week, the nodules come back.

 

Not scientific, but now I know about nodule control.

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Adverse reactions and side effects of aspartame include:

 

Eye

 

blindness in one or both eyes

decreased vision and/or other eye problems such as: blurring, bright flashes, squiggly lines, tunnel vision, decreased night vision

pain in one or both eyes

decreased tears

trouble with contact lenses

bulging eyes

 

Ear

 

tinnitus - ringing or buzzing sound

severe intolerance of noise

marked hearing impairment

Neurologic

epileptic seizures

headaches, migraines and (some severe)

dizziness, unsteadiness, both

confusion, memory loss, both

severe drowsiness and sleepiness

paresthesia or numbness of the limbs

severe slurring of speech

severe hyperactivity and restless legs

atypical facial pain

severe tremors

Psychological/Psychiatric

severe depression

irritability

aggression

anxiety

personality changes

insomnia

phobias

Chest

palpitations, tachycardia

shortness of breath

recent high blood pressure

Gastrointestinal

nausea

diarrhea, sometimes with blood in stools

abdominal pain

pain when swallowing

Skin and Allergies

itching without a rash

lip and mouth reactions

hives

aggravated respiratory allergies such as asthma

Endocrine and Metabolic

loss of control of diabetes

menstrual changes

marked thinning or loss of hair

marked weight loss

gradual weight gain

aggravated low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)

severe PMS

 

Other

 

frequency of voiding and burning during urination

excessive thirst, fluid retention, leg swelling, and bloating

increased susceptibility to infection

Additional Symptoms of Aspartame Toxicity include the most critical symptoms of all

death

irreversible brain damage

birth defects, including mental retardation

peptic ulcers

aspartame addiction and increased craving for sweets

hyperactivity in children

severe depression

aggressive behavior

suicidal tendencies

Aspartame may trigger, mimic, or cause the following illnesses:

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Epstein-Barr

Post-Polio Syndrome

Lyme Disease

Grave’s Disease

Meniere’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease

ALS

Epilepsy

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

EMS

Hypothyroidism

Mercury sensitivity from Amalgam fillings

Fibromyalgia

Lupus

non-Hodgkins

Lymphoma

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

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I prefer to have cain suger in my sodas. Not an expert in aspartame, but in moderation it should be fine. And by that I would say 8oz of diet coke a day. (And I cant think of any diet soda lover that ONLY drink 8oz of that stuff.)

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simply drink natural fruit juices with natural sugar content. one even get nutritions, vitamins etc :p

 

diet soft drinks, diet this that have got to be the most stupid and cruel marketing campaign for the obese sugar companies to increase sales.

 

now sue them to death pls and let est be the new champion of los diet drinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Adverse reactions and side effects of aspartame include:

 

Ear

 

tinnitus - ringing or buzzing sound

severe intolerance of noise

marked hearing impairment

 

You can add 'nodules' to that list.

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Aspartame is sold in the hundreds (millions?) of tons per year...they put it in everything! Look at the ingredients of Colgate toothpaste...aspartame! WTF...why do we need a sweetener in farkin toothpaste :dunno:

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Aspartame is sold in the hundreds (millions?) of tons per year...they put it in everything! Look at the ingredients of Colgate toothpaste...aspartame! WTF...why do we need a sweetener in farkin toothpaste :dunno:

 

So people like the taste better. And it is cheaper than using good stuff like peppermint extract.

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