"yeah but you arent oppressed anymore"
this is about thedivaandherdemons's reply to my post
Janet Hull started this craze of aspartame being poison, now it says she has a doctorate in nutrition. This is the same Doctorate that Dr Gillian McKeith which has since been revoked! (http://www.badscience.net/2007/02/ms-gillian-mckeith-banned-from-calling-herself-a-doctor/)
She profits from scare tatics like this by doing this aspartame detox programme.
This is a quote from one of the many papers that have been published disproving these facts too.
"The National Cancer Institute investigated the relationship between aspartame consumption and the incidence of brain and hematopoietic cancers in a prospective study (Lim et al., 2006). The study participants were 340,045 men and 226,945 women aged 50–69 years in the United States. Responses to a baseline food frequency questionnaire regarding consumption frequency of aspartame-containing beverages were used to compute daily consumption of aspartame. The findings suggest that consumption of aspartame-containing beverages does not raise the risk of hematopoietic or brain malignancies (Lim et al., 2006b).”
An ecological study showed an increase in the incidence of brain tumours over time, which coincided with the introduction of aspartame into the market (Olney et al., 1996).I n a case-control study, 209 brain tumour cases and 425 age- and sex-matched controls from the Stockholm area in Sweden were recruited from 1994 to 1996 (Hardell et al., 2001). Aspartame intake was assessed retrospectively by interview. The authors report a “non-significantly increased” risk of malignant brain tumours (OR = 1.7, 95% CI = 0.84–3.44) associated with low calorie beverage consumption, but no association when benign or combined brain tumours were evaluated.
Just to clarify I’m a nutrition student, and we have done many lectures on these sort of scare tactics designed to frighten people!