Why do you Use Aspartame?

12 Jul

Aspartame, an artificial sweetener marketed under the names of NutraSweet® and Equal® and now AminoSweet (marketed in Europe as a natural product) is marketed to reduce weight. A recent study published this week from a Purdue researcher, suggests the opposite. There are massive studies on this product, and to this day, the battle between health advocates and the food industry rages on. Do you use Aspartame to lose weight?

85% of all complaints registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerns aspartame’s adverse reactions.”

Currently, aspartame is found in more than 6,000 products and is consumed by over 200 million people around the world.”

A 60 minutes report from December of 1996 had some highlights listed below:

  1. Debate began in 1975 about its effect on causing brain cancer.
  2. In 1980, the FDA had 2 separate panels (3 scientists each) evaluate the product release. Both panels said the product should not be released without further testing.
  3. In 1981, Dr. Arthur Hall Hayes was appointed the Commissioner of the FDA. He over-ruled both panels and approved the release. Two years after it was approved for dry products, it was approved for soft drinks. Hayes left the FDA a few months later to take a job for the PR firm that works with Searle, the then owner of Aspartame. (Dr. Hall was selected by Donald Rumsfeld, former CEO of J.D. Searle, who in 1981 was on Ronald Reagan’s transition team. The History of Aspartame)
  4. Out of 164 tests conducted on Aspartame, 74 funded by industry, 100% found it to be safe. Of the 90 independent studies, 83 identified a problem.

Bittersweet: The Truth About Aspartame

Aspartame and brain tumor links in 2005 (methanol and formaldehyde)

Data from 2012 :

Brain tumors are the:

Second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children (males and females) under age 20 (leukemia is the first).

Second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in males ages 20-39 (leukemia is the first).

Fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in females ages 20-39.

Eating a healthy diet during brain cancer treatment, and before can be found here.

“Most people think they are a victim of their genes, helpless to stave off some of the most dreaded diseases. We aren’t helpless at all; in fact, the power is largely in our hands. It’s on our forks, actually.”

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  1. Three Researchers Say Avoid Sugar | Eye on the Ball - October 11, 2013

    […] reduction in the consumption of sugar (carbohydrates) should not be replaced with the use of Aspartame. Reducing carbohydrates may also lead to some amazing improvements like increasing your endurance, […]

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