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Re: Fw: [foodees] SWEET, BUT POISON - ASPARTAME - A MUST READ : rat by rat report by FDA desired.

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  • Rajesh garg
    Thankyou Ajay , yet this subject remains a controversial one. I personally shall avoid its use where ever possible. anant dave wrote:
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 28, 2007
      Thankyou Ajay , yet this subject remains a controversial one. I personally shall avoid its use where ever possible.

      anant dave <swaraj177@...> wrote:
      dear friends,
      find some communication on our discussion from seniors.
      thanks a lot to them for their inputs

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      From: "AJOY KUMAR DASPURKAYASTHA" <ajoy@...>
      Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 18:30:19 -0500
      Subject: Re: [CFTRI] Fw: [foodees] SWEET, BUT POISON - ASPARTAME - A MUST READ : rat by rat report by FDA desired.

      Study Finds No Cancer Link to Sweetner

      Published: April 8, 2006,New York Times
      A new study on the artificial sweetener aspartame may make diet soda lovers breathe a little easier.
      A large federally financed study done by government researchers at the National Cancer Institute found no link between the consumption of aspartame and elevated risks of brain cancer and blood-related cancers like leukemia.
      Aspartame is sold under the brand names NutraSweet and Equal and is found in drinks like Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi, Diet Snapple and Sugar Free Kool-Aid.
      Fears about aspartame and cancer have plagued the artificial sweetener since it was first approved by the Federal Drug Administration in 1981 and were inflamed by an Italian study last summer done on rats. That study caused alarm because it showed an increased incidence of lymphoma and other cancers in rats that consumed the equivalent of four to five 20-ounce bottles of diet soda a day for a 150-pound person.
      In contrast, the National Cancer Institute study, which looked at aspartame consumption among about 567,000 people from the ages of 50 to 69 and was presented at a research conference on Tuesday, showed no cause for concern, even among heavy users of aspartame.
      The Calorie Control Council and the American Beverage Association, both of which represent beverage companies, hailed the study as further evidence that aspartame is a safe food additive.
      But some scientists and consumer advocates have criticized the National Cancer Institute study as having weak methodology. To get information on people who consume aspartame, the study culled from broad-based food consumption surveys that were mailed out to the study participants. The 16-page surveys, which asked people to remember what they ate and drank for one year, were mailed out only once over several months, beginning in 1995.
      Morando Soffritti, scientific director of the European Ramazzini Foundation and author of the Italian study on rats, said the National Cancer Institute researchers appeared to have collected no data on people's prior consumption, whether they were regular consumers of beverages with aspartame or whether they recently began consuming them.
      The duration of exposure to aspartame is inadequate in the study, said Mr. Soffritti. "We know nothing about how long they've been consuming aspartame. One year is practically nothing."
      Walter Willett, chairman of the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, calls the lack of past data a "limitation. " He said that because of the size of the study it is likely that a strong correlation between brain and blood-related cancers and aspartame would still have probably shown up, but that a more subtle connection would not.
      The study's authors may have been simply assuming that people do not change their dietary habits very often. The authors said they could not comment on their assumptions because the study has not yet been published in a medical journal.
      Michael F. Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nutrition advocacy group that is often critical of the food industry, said that because the study evaluated people aged 50 to 69 and then followed up for five years to check on the incidence of cancer, it may have failed to address the occurrence of cancer for people in their 70's and 80's.
      Despite that, the findings do take much air out of the idea that aspartame causes cancer. Dr. Arthur Schatzkin, the principal investigator for the study, said he looked at people who consumed the equivalent of as many as six 20-ounce bottles of aspartame-containin g beverages a day and found no elevated incidence of lymphoma, leukemia or brain cancers.
      Mr. Jacobson, despite his criticisms of the design of the study, called the findings "reassuring. "
      "The Italian study says the risk is enormous and at such low doses, so if it was that bad you think you'd see something in this new study," he said.
      After the Italian study, the Center for Science in the Public Interest called for the government to review aspartame's safety. "This is still something the government needs to review," Mr. Jacobson said.
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      Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 6:22 PM
      Subject: Re: [CFTRI] Fw: [foodees] SWEET, BUT POISON - ASPARTAME - A MUST READ : rat by rat report by FDA desired.

      Dear friends,                                   Toronto,26th Nov,2007
                      To take a square view on the subject,just look into the article
        The Safety of Aspartame
      Published: February 21, 2006,New York Times.
      FDA has asked rat by rat report. It is well known in europe that research credebility owned by Italians are doubtful in nature.
      Also read the above article" Study Finds No Cancer Link to Sweetner"
      Published: April 8, 2006,New York Times
      Mr. Ajoy Kumar Daspurkayastha
      Empanelled Food Safety Consultant ,Agri-food,Canada
      Consultant Food Technologist
      2645 Kipling Avenue Suite 206
      Toronto,Ontario M9V 3S6
      Telefax 001 416 743 6444
                 ajoy@sympatico. ca
        The Safety of Aspartame
      Published: February 21, 2006,New York Times.
      Aspartame, an artificial sweetener used by more than 200 million people around the world, has passed numerous safety evaluations in the past quarter-century. It is used as a tabletop sweetener (Equal, NutraSweet) and as an ingredient in more than 6,000 processed foods, including diet sodas, desserts, candy and yogurt, among others. But now comes a provocative if inconclusive report that says aspartame may cause cancer, even at levels long considered safe. There is no reason for panic, but surely good reason for regulatory authorities to look again at this much-studied sweetener.
      The new alarm was raised by a large study in laboratory rats conducted at the European Ramazzini Foundation in Italy. The study found a statistically significant increase in lymphomas, leukemias and other cancers in rats that were fed aspartame for a lifetime and compared with rats that were not. Excess cancers were found even in rats fed doses equal to 20 milligrams per kilogram of body weight, well below the 50-milligram level currently deemed acceptable for humans in the United States. If these results hold up under further scrutiny, the guidelines will need re-evaluation.
      The study has definite strengths that add to its credence. It used a much larger number of laboratory rats — 1,900 in all — than any previous study, and it administered a wider range of doses, making it more likely that effects would be seen.
      But the study could turn out to be a false alarm. There was an abnormally low incidence of cancers in a key control group, which could have made the cancer rate in rats fed aspartame look worse than it really was. And there was only a very weak relationship between the doses of aspartame administered and the cancer rate, which makes it hard to be sure that aspartame was causing the tumors. This study needs to be analyzed by other researchers and possibly followed up by additional animal studies.
      The Food and Drug Administration has asked the Italian researchers for a detailed rat-by-rat report, not just the overall results made available so far. The Ramazzini group has an obligation to make its full findings public quickly if it expects regulators to take urgent action. Meanwhile, consumers of aspartame can either wait for a final verdict or switch to products containing sucralose (Splenda), a sweetener that some food activists deem safer.
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Friday, November 23, 2007 4:48 AM
      Subject: RE: [CFTRI] Fw: [foodees] SWEET, BUT POISON - ASPARTAME - A MUST READ

      Dear Ajaya.
      Just type ASPARTAME in google and you read all kinds of controversies (wikipedia site ). From its very inception the product has faced criticism. As a food technologist wherever possible you must avoid the use of synthetic substances and stick to natural sweetners like Stivia.

      Kulwant Singh
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      To: cftri-msc@yahoogrou ps.com
      From: ajayakumarsa@ yahoo.co. in
      Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 18:08:35 +0530
      Subject: [CFTRI] Fw: [foodees] SWEET, BUT POISON - ASPARTAME - A MUST READ

      Is it some kind of propaganda against Aspartame ? Any one has any info on the subject?

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      From: Rajesh garg <garg_rk30@yahoo. com>
      To: foodees group <foodees@yahoogroups .com>
      Sent: Thursday, 22 November, 2007 3:18:18 PM
      Subject: [foodees] SWEET, BUT POISON - ASPARTAME - A MUST READ

      In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick.  She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much  pain.
      By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick she just knew she was dying.
      She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest daughter's name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care of. She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd.
      On March 19, I called her to ask how her most recent tests went, and she said they didn't find anything on the test, but they believe she had MS (multiple sclerosis).
      I recalled an article a friend of mine e-mailed to me and I asked my sister if she
      drank diet soda She told me that she did. As a matter of fact, she was getting ready to crack one open that moment.
      I told her not to open it, and to stop drinking the diet soda!
      I e-mailed her the article my friend, a lawyer, had sent. My sister called me within 32 hours after our phone conversation and told me she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could walk! The muscle spasms went away. She said she didn't feel 100% but she sure felt a lot better. She told me she was going to her doctor with this article and would call me when she got home.
      Well, she called me, and said her doctor was amazed! He is going to call all of his MS (multiple sclerosis ) patients to find out if they consumed artificial sweeteners of any kind. In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the Aspartame in the diet soda... and literally dying a slow and miserable death.
      When she got to Florida March 22, all she had to take was one pill, and that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning! She is well on her way to a complete recovery. And she is walking! No wheelchair! This article saved her life.
      If it says 'SUGAR FREE' on the label; DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT! I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on "ASPARTAME," marketed as 'NutraSweet, ' 'Equal,' and 'Spoonful.'
      In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the United States in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus . It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to be rampant.
      I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject. I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous:
      When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants. The methanol toxicity mimics, among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemic  lupus. Many people were being diagnosed in error. Although multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, Methanol toxicity is!
      Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers . The victim usually does not kn ow that the Aspartame is the culprit. He or she continues its use; irritating the lupus to such a degree that it may become a life-threatening condition.
      We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off diet sodas. In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms disappear. We've seen many cases where vision loss returned and hearing loss improved markedly.
      This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia. During a lecture, I said, "If you are using ASPARTAME (NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting, pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss,
      you probably have ASPARTAME poisoning!"
      People were jumping up during the lecture saying, "I have some of  these symptoms. Is it reversible" Yes! Yes! Yes! STOP drinking diet sodas and
      be alert for Aspartame on food labels! Many products are fortified with it! This is a serious pro blem.
      Dr. Espart (one of my speakers) remarked that so many people seem to be symptomatic for MS and during his recent visit to a hospice,
      a nurse stated  that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis ).
      This is beyond coincidence!
      Diet soda is NOT a diet product! It is a chemically altered, multiple SODIUM (salt) and ASPARTAME containing product that actually makes you crave carbohydrates.
      It is far more likely to make you GAIN weight! These products also contain formaldehyde, which stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs.
      Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin and is used primarily to preserve "tissue specimens." Many products we use every day contain this chemical but we SHOULD NOT store it IN our body!
      Dr. H. J. Roberts stated in his lectures that once free of the "diet products" and with no significant increase in exercise; his patients lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial period.
      Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics .
      We found that some physicians, who believed that they had a patient with retinopathy, in fact, had symptoms caused by Aspartame The Aspartame drives the blood sugar out of control.
      Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are NEUROTOXIC when taken without the other amino acids necessary for a good balance.
      Treating diabetes is all about BALANCE. Especially with diabetics, the
      Aspartame passes the blood/brain barrier and it then deteriorates the neurons of the brain; causing various levels of brain damage, seizures, depression, manic depression, panic attacks, uncontrollable anger and rage. Consumption of Aspartame causes these same symptoms in non-diabetics as well.
      Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete turnarounds in their behavior when these chemicals have been removed from their diet. So called "behavior modification prescription drugs" (Ritalin and others) are no longer n eeded.
      Truth be told, they were never NEEDED in the first place! Most of  these children were being "poisoned" on a daily basis with the very foods that were "better for them than sugar." It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of pallets of diet Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the Gulf War, may be partially to blame for the well-known Gulf War Syndrome.
      Dr. Roberts warns
      that it can cause birth defects, i.e. mental retardation, if taken at the time of conception and during early pregnancy.
      Children are especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NEVER be given artificial sweeteners.
      There are many different case histories to relate of children suffering grand mal seizures and other neurological disturbances due to the use of NutraSweet Unfortunately, it is not always easy to convince people that Aspartame is to blame for their child's illness.
      Stevia, which is a sweet herb, NOT A MANUFACTURED ADDITIVE, helps in the metabolism of sugar, which would be ideal for diabetics.
      It has now been approved as a dietary supplement by the FDA . It is known that for many years the FDA outlawed this true sweet food, " due to their loyalty to MONSANTO Chemical Company." Books on this subject are available:
      EXCITOTOXINS: THE TASTE THAT KILLS written by Dr. Russell Blaylock
      (Health Press 1-800-643-2665)
      AND: DEFENSE AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE- written by DR H. J. Roberts, also a diabetic specialist.
      These two doctors will soon be posting a position page on the Internet with case histories on the deadly effects of Aspartame.
      According to the Conference of the American College of Physicians,
      "We are talking about a plague of neurological diseases directly caused by the use of this deadly poison." Herein lies the problem:
      There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included 100 different products and strong objection was made concerning its use. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, and still nothing  has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets. Sadly, MONSANTO'S patent on Aspartame has EXPIRED!
      There are now over 5,000 products on the market that contain this deadly chemical and there will be thousands more introduced. Everybody wants a  "piece of the Aspartame pie."
      I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is. And isn't it ironic that MONSANTO funds, among others, the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Association and the Conference of  the American College of Physicians This has been recently exposed in the New York Times.
      These [organizations] cannot criticize any additives or convey their link to MONSANTO because they take money from the food industry and are required to endorse their products. Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote and presented a bill that would require label warnings on products containing Aspartame, especially regarding pregnant women, children and infants.
      The bill would also institute independent studies on the known dangers and the problems existing in the general population regarding seizures, changes in brain chemistry, neuro logical changes and behavioral symptoms.
      The bill was killed.
      It is known that the powerful drug and chemical lobbies are responsible for this, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting and uninformed public. Well, you're informed now!

      Please print this out and/or e-mail to your family and friends. They have a right to know too.

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