Friday, August 1, 2008

Is Diet Soda Diet Pepsi Diet Coke Dangerous

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I received some worrysome reports (in my INBOX) about Diet Soda and other things which contains ASPARTAME as the artificial sweeteners . I dont know to what extent it is true. I am including the reports of Government Authorities and Popular Magazines about this issue. It is left to you to decide.
From the Inbox of my email



What FDA says about Aspartime?
After reviewing scientific studies, FDA determined in 1981 that aspartame was safe for use in foods. In 1987, the General Accounting Office investigated the process surrounding FDA's approval of aspartame and confirmed the agency had acted properly. However, FDA has continued to review complaints alleging adverse reactions to products containing aspartame. To date, FDA has not determined any consistent pattern of symptoms that can be attributed to the use of aspartame, nor is the agency aware of any recent studies that clearly show safety problems. Carefully controlled clinical studies show that aspartame is not an allergen. However, certain people with the genetic disease phenylketonuria (PKU), and pregnant women with hyperphenylalanine (high levels of phenylalanine in blood) have a problem with aspartame because they do not effectively metabolize the amino acid phenylalanine, one of aspartame's components. High levels of this amino acid in body fluids can cause brain damage. Therefore, FDA has ruled that all products containing aspartame must include a warning to phenylketonurics that the sweetener contains phenylalanine
What ASCH Says about Aspartime?
American Council for Science and Research >
.....In fact, aspartame, known as "NutraSweet" and "Equal," is safe. Aspartame is one of the most thoroughly tested substances in the U.S. food supply. Numerous authorities, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives of the FAO/WHO, the European Community, and the American Medical Association have concluded that aspartame is a safe product, except in the rare cases of phenylketonuria. For more information on aspartame, please refer to ACSH's peer-reviewed booklet Low Calorie Sweeteners. And beware of Internet health hoaxes........Complete report is available here
What TIME MAGAZINE says about Aspartime?
.....Consider the latest electronic health scare: about the artificial sweetener aspartame, which is found in everything from Equal to Diet Coke. A widely disseminated e-mail by a "Nancy Markle" links aspartame to Alzheimer's, birth defects, brain cancer, diabetes, Gulf War syndrome, lupus, multiple sclerosis and seizures. Right away, the long list warrants skepticism. Just as no single chemical cures everything, none causes everything. In this and similar cases, all the Nancy Markles of the world have to do to fabricate a health rumor is post it in some Usenet news groups and let ordinary folks, who may already distrust artificial products, forward it to all their friends and e-mail pals. I received several copies last week, as have many doctors and health organizations..... Complete report is available here
Last week I went to my doctor. My sugar level is little bit high. He recommended an artificial sweetener (Its name is KalTame). In the container of this KalTame, they are mentioning "NO ASPARTAME". When the govt says that there is nothing wrong in aspartame, why they should mention 'no aspartame' in the body. If anybody is having more information about ASPARTAME, please share with us.
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