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Diet Soda, Aspartame Shown to Destroy Kidney Function

Posted on January 15, 2013 by Zen-Haven Author: Lisa Garber

In an 11-year study by scientists at the Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston, there was a strong positive correlation found between degeneration of kidney function and consumption of aspartamecontaining diet soda. Published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the study followed 3,318 women for a number of years as they consumed diet soda containing artificial sweeteners like Aspartame. Scientists took into account each participants age, blood pressure, smoking habits (when applicable), and pre-existing conditions like heart disease or diabetes, and administered food frequency questionnaires in 1984, 1986, 1990, 1994, and 1998. Two or more diet drinks daily, it was found, led to a doubled risk in fast-paced kidney decline. A separate study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that, contrary to safety claims made by the manufacturers of aspartame, health-related concerns including non-Hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia still abound. While study authors at Brigham and Womens Hospital and Harvard Medical School admitted that there were other variables to consider, such as the sex of the consumer in that particular case, they remained troubled by the risks associated with diet soda. Its worth noting that diet soda is also high in sodiumand in greater amounts than found in sodas sweetened with sugar or corn starch (which were not examined in either study). Corruption: a Brief History of Aspartame (Search with Google, etc. added by Joe) Is diet soda really that bad for you? This is neither the first nor will it be the last time diet soda and artificially sweetened goods will come under fire from the scientific community. The Food and Drug Administration quickly approved aspartame, called NutraSweet, in 1974 in use for limited foods, but only after examining studies provided by G. D. Searle Co.. Yes, the inventor of aspartame. It was only after a research psychiatrist concluded that aspartic acida key ingredient in aspartame made holes in mice brains that the FDA rounded up a task force to investigate Searles claims. The investigation unveiled a series of falsified claims, corrupted study results, and information that simply wasnt there. Although the FDA moved for further investigation of Searle by grand jury, US Attorney Thomas Sullivan and Assistant US Attorney William Conlon didnt lift a finger to help. Conlon, however, found a job at the law firm representing Searle. Read More: Here