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kycat2007
02-12-2008, 12:59 AM
I use to drink a boatload of diet sodas but changed to water and beer now lol ;)

I kinda had some issues with diets but never knew why. I saw this and thought I would share it with the TT members.

http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnCall/story?id=4271246&page=1

http://www.abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory?id=4174096

http://www.abcnews.go.com/Health/Diet/story?id=4271986&page=1

http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnCall/story?id=933405&page=1

G-man
02-12-2008, 08:37 AM
and I thought to many beers was a bad thing, I'll die of diet coke related illness

flipper
02-12-2008, 10:54 AM
Beer it is

Sodar
02-12-2008, 10:58 AM
Thanks for the helpful hint.

kycat2007
02-12-2008, 11:34 AM
It is just sad that people have switched to diet sodas and it seems that they are bigger than before and some of those sweeteners are bad for tumors etc. I thought the FDA was supposed to help prevent this kind of stuff.

88 PS190
02-12-2008, 12:17 PM
I thought the FDA was supposed to help prevent this kind of stuff.

You wish right?

Diet soda/food items represent a LARGE section of the market. Even a bartender friend of mine claims about half of the drinks he makes are ordered diet (rum and diet etc).

This stuff isn't even allowed in some other countries.

And what about Trans fats? You are allowed to claim objects as trans fat free if its below a certain amount in a serving. Well make small servings, and bank on most people eating more than that, you can claim no trans fat. But read the label, if it has Hydrogenated oil, good bets are on there being transfats in the object for shelf life.

No doubt it raises your risks for health problems... But who's problem is that?

TMCNo1
02-12-2008, 12:37 PM
"There's something about diet foods that changes your metabolic limit, your brain chemistry,"

That's all I need, something else screwing up my brain!
Uhhhhhhhhhhhh, what were we discussing? Oh yea, teal oil!

shepherd
02-12-2008, 02:10 PM
I'll call BS. :noface:

Another example or irresponsible journalism? In the first article, it seems that the only person making these statements is ABC's "medical expert" who wasn't even involved in the study. The study only found that rats eating saccharin were gaining weight. So, logically, the diet Pepsi with Nutrasweet that I drink is going to kill me!

Sodar
02-12-2008, 02:11 PM
Causes brain tumors too! :rolleyes:

milkmania
02-12-2008, 02:36 PM
Causes brain tumors too! :rolleyes:
and I will believe it was a contributing factor to my Grandmother's Parkinson's Disease until the day I die!

here's one quick google example........
http://www.rense.com/general2/michael.htm

Michael Fox, Star of Spin City, Family Ties and many movies, suffers from Parkinson's Disease and once asked how a 30 year old man would get this old man's disease. Michael Fox has also been a Diet Pepsi spokesman and informants say he is addicted drinking many a day. Aspartame/NutraSweet that is in Diet Pepsi is a neurotoxin that triggers neurodegenerative diseases, and can precipitate Parkinson's. Fox has been going downhill because of the wild movements and writhing he's been suffering. He is unable to control his body. Aspartame, in reality a drug, also interacts with other drugs and changes the dopamine of the brain. There is no way for Michael to improve until someone gets him off the Diet Pepsi.
Dr. James Bowen says: "Many NutraSweet victims report parkinsonian symptoms. This should be no surprise because every biochemical component of the aspartame molecule is implicated in producing Parkinsonian structural damage and creating a biochemical basis for parkinsonian symptoms. Aspartame is a source of methanol alcohol. Experts in neurodegenerative disease from alcoholism recognize that methyl alcohol is the component of beverage alcohol that causes neurodegenerative disease in Parkinson's Disease in Parkinson's Disease in alcoholics.

shepherd
02-12-2008, 03:07 PM
It must be true.

I read it on the internet.

phecksel
02-13-2008, 12:23 AM
There's a substantial amount of anecdotal evidence linking aspartame to neurological disorders. WRT OP article on weight gain, that's not new information. Drs. Edes (?), Mercola, and others wrote about that years ago. News media finally woke up. From personal observation, people that drink a lot of diet soda are usually substantially over weight or obese. Me personally, I detest the taste of all artificial sweeteners and can even pick out a small percentage.