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Other Non-culinary interests and conversation => Atrium => Topic started by: MadBob on February 05, 2012, 08:28:33 AM

Title: Aspartame Side Effects
Post by: MadBob on February 05, 2012, 08:28:33 AM
Hmmm. Interesting.... Anyone using NutraSweet?

http://www.sweetpoison.com/aspartame-side-effects.html
Title: Re: Aspartame Side Effects
Post by: Beerbitch on February 05, 2012, 08:53:17 AM
All I know is that it makes me feel "weird."   I don't drink pop but aspartame sneaks into other things.

I think one of the most alarming things is that artificial sweeteners can cause havoc for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes.  It tricks the liver into thinking it is processing sugar and causes insulin imbalances.

Title: Re: Aspartame Side Effects
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on February 05, 2012, 02:35:16 PM
All I know is that it makes me feel "weird."   I don't drink pop but aspartame sneaks into other things.

I think one of the most alarming things is that artificial sweeteners can cause havoc for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes.  It tricks the liver into thinking it is processing sugar and causes insulin imbalances.

They don't use aspartame in beer do they?  If not, I'm safe.

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Title: Re: Aspartame Side Effects
Post by: HaagenDazs on February 05, 2012, 04:01:25 PM

They don't use aspartame in beer do they?  If not, I'm safe.

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I'm fairly certain they do not, but if I drink enough it makes me feel weird too.  I'm hoping it's just a coincidence.
Title: Re: Aspartame Side Effects
Post by: Jmolinari on February 05, 2012, 09:37:39 PM
I'm SURE someone selling a detox program for Aspartame is entirely objective.....
Title: Re: Aspartame Side Effects
Post by: The_Scientist on February 09, 2012, 01:09:59 PM
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-01/s-ads013112.php

This link was posted on Alton Brown's Facebook page. It's a report on a Columbia study showing daily diet soda drinking increases the risk of vascular events such as heart attack, stroke and vascular death compared to drinking regular soda or lighter use of diet soda.

I'm far more likely to believe this result than a fear-mongering Web site pushing detox. They take advantage of people's ignorance and distrust of authorities to make a buck. You can't prove anything is 100% safe, so any risk can be played up, or even made up. Here's what I learned from all of this; diet soda is fine in moderation, but don't overdo it.