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October 10th, 2007
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Cancer, etc - radio info

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Date:October 10th, 2007 11:02 pm (UTC)
Regardless of shortcomings in the approval process (Rumsfeld! Booga booga!), there has been little scientific evidence suggesting aspartame is tumor-producing in humans, not to mention you can't really prove anything to be "safe" (itself a value judgment, not some unattainable level of no risk). I like the New Zealand Food Safety Authority take on the issue.

- Spoken as one who intakes products containing aspartame pretty daily.
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Date:October 10th, 2007 11:53 pm (UTC)
The comment on the show was that there was a recent study with rats that took the animals into their third year of life, which is not commonly done, and that most of the tumors developed in that third year, the concern being that brain cancer is in fact something that develops very slowly. She also expressed concern that most animal studies start with adult animals, so we don't have evidence as to the effect on babies or juveniles. Again,t his is just what she was saying.

Me, I don't eat or drink aspartame because I can't stand the taste.
Date:October 11th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
Rats & mice are already cancer-prone, so I wonder how this'd translate to humans, if at all.
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