Originally Posted by HondaGoneRogue
I knew you wouldn't let me down. Got any proof? LEGIT proof of it hurting people?
Aspartame is one of the most complained about chemicals to the FDA, and it was developed in part by the corrupt, Monsanto.
An independent study done by European Ramazzini Foundation of Oncology and Environmental Sciences in Italy shows the intake of aspartame at far less
than daily allowable levels is multi-carcinogenic (lymphomas and leukemias) in laboratory rats.
First Experimental Demonstration of the Multipotential Carcinogenic Effects of Aspartame Administered in the Feed to Sprague-Dawley Rats
"Our study shows that APM is a multipotential carcinogenic compound whose carcinogenic effects are evident even at a daily dose of 20 mg/kg bw, much less
than the current ADI for humans in Europe (40 mg/kg bw) and in the United States (50 mg/kg bw).
The results of carcinogenicity bioassays in rodents are consistent predictors of human cancer risks (Huff 1999; Rall 1995; Tomatis et al. 1989). The results of our study therefore call for an urgent reexamination of the present guidelines on the use and consumption of APM. The decision to use experimental data to protect public health is important because the time span of widespread APM use is still too brief to have produced solid epidemiologic data. Moreover, it is unlikely that sufficient epidemiologic data will be available in the near future, given the difficulty of finding a control group that has not been exposed to this widely diffused compound."
"As recognized by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization, results of long-term bioassays conducted on rodents (rats and mice) are highly predictive of carcinogenic risk for humans. In light of this fact, the results of the CRC/ERF study on aspartame call for urgent reconsideration of regulations governing its use as an artificial sweetener in order to better protect public health, in particular that of children."
Aspartame: Sweet Misery
More information on the toxicity of aspartame is available from Dr. Russell Blaylock, a neurosurgeon, medical scientist, & author of Excitotoxins, The Taste that Kills
I haven't touched on its metabolites of methanol, formaldehyde, aspartic acid, the shit load of phenylalanine, or passage of this toxin past the blood/brain barrier.
Originally Posted by Saintor
Aspartame is the most studied product ever since 40 years. Oh boys did they try to find something.... they failed. Still FDA recommended.... they even restated it again recently.
*Aspartame is safe.*
Is this the same FDA that says that bisphenol A, phthalates, and high fructose corn syrup are safe? Believing in anything the government says as fact is a bit naive.