Re: [IP] Fwd: Fw: Suicide on the instalment plan.(Diet coke)
Responding to: CRUMPLED COKE CAN POETIC JUSTICE
The photo of a crumpled can of Diet Coke told the story in the Atlanta
Aspartame Hoaxes have been around along time. The date in the article above
is January 30, 2000. That is almost 5 years ago and coke is still going
strong. I got the article below from :
I did not copy the letter that it refers to if you want to see it you can go
to the website.
If you search the web for "aspartame" (also called NutraSweet) you will find
dozens of websites devoted to the perceived horrors of this sugar substitute
(Actually, you have to search for the misspelling, "asparatame" to find most
of them). All of this seems to go back to a study done in 1996 where the
increase in brain tumors was found to correlate with the increase in
aspartame use. That study did not show any causal link, only that both brain
tumors and aspartame use seemed to both be increasing at the same time. That
correlation has since been broken as brain tumor rates have leveled off and
aspartame use has continued to increase.
Around December of 1999, a letter started making the rounds of the Internet
that claims that almost every ailment known to man is caused by aspartame.
It was supposedly written by a Betty Martini who was supposedly lecturing at
the World Environmental Conference. A second version of the letter is
identical to the first but the author has been changed to a Nancy Markle. In
this letter, aspartame is blamed for hundreds of aliment including multiple
sclerosis. The title of the article claims that the Multiple Sclerosis
Foundation and others are suing the makers of aspartame. However, the
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation has disavowed any knowledge of a problem with
aspartame and any relationship with the author. The letter also claims that
it causes "memory loss, confusion, and severe vision loss" among diabetics
but that has been debunked by the American Diabetes Association.
The FDA has attested to the safety of the chemical and if you check the
scholarly studies listed at the following site http://www.aspartame.org/ you
will not find any showing significant problems with its use. The worst that
has been found are occasional headaches. The "research" on the Aspartame
Horror sites is, for the most part, anecdotal. The UrbanLegends.com website
does a really good job debunking this warning and the supposed facts it
contains. It is also debunked at the Junk Science website. "
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dx Type 1 1/2002
Cozmo pumping since 1/2003
CoZmore pumping & testing since 09/02/04
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