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Old 02-28-2008, 12:43 PM   #11
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Yeah, I used to push that on people CONSTANTLY...hoping that they'd switch over to Splenda...but unfortunately, Splenda in soda seemed to be short lived...seems they all switched back to aspartame..
I am sure price played a major role.
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I used to be a diet coke-a-holic.

When I quit. I lost weight and felt better.


.....then I started to drink more beer and gained it all back.
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:34 PM   #13
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i should probably quit drinkin the stuff, 6+ diet dr peppers a day probably isnt very healthy, lol.
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As a scientist ( i am a forensic chemist) I have to tell you all that for every opinion that is published, a contrary opinion can also be published. DO NOT believe everything that you read because it was published by some guy with PHD or MD behind his name. Unless you physically obtain the experimental data and review it for yourself, do not form opinions regarding "scientific" mumbo-jumbo that is published on the internet. Phenylketonurics could be harmful to certain people ( ie people with inborne errors in metabolism such as PKU or Phenylketonuria) but for the most part there is no HARD scientific evidence that shows a significant link between artificial sweeteners and cancer, weight gain, etc. Statistics are VERY subjective if skewed properly. Statistically, smoking cigarettes or using Cocaine reduces the risk of Alsheimers disease becasue people that participate in those activities dont live until the age when it sets in. If you personally believe that artifical food additives are EVIL the dont eat them. But, be careful what you believe in because you " read it on the internet". Go to the library and look up all the details from the study and then form an opinion..

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As a scientist ( i am a forensic chemist) I have to tell you all that for every opinion that is published, a contrary opinion can also be published. DO NOT believe everything that you read because it was published by some guy with PHD or MD behind his name. Unless you physically obtain the experimental data and review it for yourself, do not form opinions regarding "scientific" mumbo-jumbo that is published on the internet. Phenylketonurics could be harmful to certain people ( ie people with inborne errors in metabolism such as PKU or Phenylketonuria) but for the most part there is no HARD scientific evidence that shows a significant link between artificial sweeteners and cancer, weight gain, etc. Statistics are VERY subjective if skewed properly. Statistically, smoking cigarettes or using Cocaine reduces the risk of Alsheimers disease becasue people that participate in those activities dont live until the age when it sets in. If you personally believe that artifical food additives are EVIL the dont eat them. But, be careful what you believe in because you " read it on the internet". Go to the library and look up all the details from the study and then form an opinion..

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Well written response I totally agree. Every study published on the internet has a company backing another product that might be better than aspartame. How can we even be sure that the creators of Splenda isnt pushing that website?

Aspartame is a well known sugar substitute which does not lead to methanol poisoning but rather formaldehyde poisoning. It shouldnt be used in patients with PKU as goldenbullet stated. Think about it, if it'* this bad, why wouldnt the FDA remove it from the market?

Theres two sides to every story. Companies who push the idea that genetically prepared foods are bad are usually companies who produce organic foods. If you dont like it, do use it or eat it. Nothing else to say.
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LOL - initially the FDA would not allow Nutrasweet onto the market so President Reagan FIRED the boss of the FDA and put in 'his guy' who then released it. When Reagan passed the Presidency on, he became a board member of Nutrasweet.

Money talks...
Having peoples best interest at heart gets you fired.
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IMO get the corn syrup, aspartame, etc out, and put in good ol' sugar. Tastes the best, and is much better for ppl if they drink in moderation..

I've never liked the after-taste with diet drinks.

Then again, water is great too!
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will it kill you, probably not
au contraire...

i'm actually highly allergic to the stuff...

and unfortunately found out the hard way.

swelling of the tongue and throat, on top of intense headaches and all the other fun stuff...but i was told i'm a rare case, which was NOT new news to me lol

I'm not sure it would kill me, but it sure does try :P
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Truly some nasty, ugly stuff. My wife went through a few years of poor health so did lots of research on the subject. The FDA'* recommendation is not worth a thing.
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