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    EFSA the European Food Safety Authority, have another time concluded that there are no health risk involved into a reasonable consume of Asparstame, and that a 60 kg person (132 lbs.) can consume 12 cans of diet soda every day without worrying. Hmmm, seem safe enough to prepare myself the first glass of CokeZero and lime juice for the day then…
    ABSTRACT
    The Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food provides a scientific opinion reevaluating the safety of aspartame (E951). Aspartame (E 951) is an artificial sweetener authorised as a food additive in the EU that was previously evaluated by JECFA, SCF and EFSA. JECFA and SCF established an ADI of 40 mg/kg bw/day. The Panel based its evaluation on original reports, previous evaluations, additional literature available since these evaluations and the data available following a public call for data. Aspartame is rapidly and completely hydrolysed in the gastrointestinal tract to methanol and the amino acids phenylalanine and aspartic acid. DKP is a degradation product of aspartame. The Panel concluded that chronic toxicity and reproductive and developmental toxicity were the critical endpoints in the animal database. The Panel considered that the evaluation of long term effects of aspartame should continue to be based upon the animal data. Based on a MoA analysis and the weight-of-evidence, the Panel considered that the reproductive and developmental toxicity in animals was due to phenylalanine released from aspartame and concluded that the basis for evaluation of the reproductive and developmental endpoint should be the available data in humans. From the aspartame dose-plasma phenylalanine concentration response modelling, the Panel considered that aspartame intakes up to the ADI of 40 mg/kg bw/day in addition to phenylalanine from a meal would not lead to peak plasma phenylalanine concentrations above the current clinical guideline forprevention of adverse effects in the fetuses of PKU mothers. The Panel concluded that there were no safety concerns at the current ADI of 40 mg/kg bw/day. Therefore, there was no reason to revise the ADI for aspartame. Conservative estimates of exposure to aspartame and its degradation.

    The complete report can be found here:

    http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/consult...all/130108.pdf
    Last edited by Gorbag; 01-29-2013, 09:12 AM.
    "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

    - Schopenhauer

  • #2
    Eh, I'm still not making aspartame drinks a daily part of my diet and definitely not 12 a day. When I started primal, I broke a pretty serious Diet Pepsi addiction - that was harder than giving up bread. I feel better without all of those chemicals coursing through my body and my skin feels better too. When I want the fizzy, I just drink seltzer water.

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    • #3
      No thanks.

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      • #4
        It doesn't change the fact that it tastes like crap.

        M.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MEversbergII View Post
          It doesn't change the fact that it tastes like crap.

          M.
          This, but have at it gorbag.....my carb load is so low I don't mind having real honey or maple syrup from time to time. No use introducing too many unknowns. I'm really happy for the lab rats that have done well eating this stuff though

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          • #6
            Yup, it doesn't convince me to drink gross tasting soda either.
            Female, age 51, 5' 9"
            SW - 183 (Jan 22, 2012), CW - 159, GW - healthy.

            Met my 2012 goals by losing 24 pounds.
            2013 goals are to get fit and strong!

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            • #7
              I'm sure you could eat 50 sheets of toilet paper a day without adverse health effects as well. But why?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Finnegans Wake View Post
                I'm sure you could eat 50 sheets of toilet paper a day without adverse health effects as well. But why?
                Duh, fiber.

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                • #9
                  Yeah, this doesn't bother me at all. Good to know.

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                  • #10
                    Aspartame causes cancer.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Zach
                      Aspartame causes cancer.
                      Not according to the article.
                      Last edited by Timthetaco; 01-29-2013, 09:56 AM.

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                      • #12
                        No need to drink it, but I wonder if it is SAFER than sugar based or HFCS based drinks on a same intake basis?

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                        • #13
                          doesn't the fact that you have to point out that it's not dangerous, and that there are recommended limits on how much a person should consume, indicate that maybe it's not be best thing to have in the first place?
                          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60178.html

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                            Duh, fiber.
                            hahahaha

                            Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter

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                            • #15
                              I eat it and feel like absolute shit.
                              That's the only real "study" I need in the end.

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