Splenda goes from 'safe' to 'caution' after leukemia found in mice

  • metta

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    Aug 12, 2013 5:29 AM GMT
    Splenda goes from 'safe' to 'caution' after leukemia found in mice

    http://news.msn.com/us/splenda-goes-from-safe-to-caution-after-leukemia-found-in-mice
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    Aug 12, 2013 5:34 AM GMT
    I never wait for these studies to come out. I'd always avoided sweeteners and margarine - butter and sugar (or better yet, fructose) in moderation are so much better for you.
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    Aug 12, 2013 1:27 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidI never wait for these studies to come out. I'd always avoided sweeteners and margarine - butter and sugar (or better yet, fructose) in moderation are so much better for you.


    I know, right? It should just be common sense to avoid this shit. The only sweetener I use is Stevia. I do eat butter on occasion but never margarine.
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    Aug 12, 2013 4:36 PM GMT
    i never have liked artificial sweeteners, i use abit of sugar in coffee... and no margarine either. Butter on occasion. Im sweet and creamy enough!!! haahah
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    Aug 12, 2013 5:35 PM GMT
    I think that artificial sweeteners, margarine and low fat and low carb foods just give people an excuse to indulge themselves more and they wind up in even worse shape.
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    Aug 12, 2013 6:40 PM GMT
    Artificial sweeteners are no good, the aftertaste alone has always put me off from them. Reduced fat and calories is not a substitute for portion control and moderation.
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    Aug 12, 2013 6:58 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidI never wait for these studies to come out. I'd always avoided sweeteners and margarine - butter and sugar (or better yet, fructose) in moderation are so much better for you.


    Some types of margarine should definitely be avoided, but not all. I use a margarine made from canola oil; it contains no hydrogenated oils.
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    Aug 12, 2013 6:58 PM GMT
    It doesn't say anything about how the study was conducted nor the actual results.

    Without knowing the dosage, what kind of controls, etc, this is basically useless.
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    Aug 12, 2013 7:59 PM GMT
    People actually eat that nasty tasting stuff? I thought it was just decoration for store shelves.
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    Aug 15, 2013 9:35 PM GMT
    I'd say all sugars create problems in the intestines. Splenda and aspartame is just nasty to me. Causes skin problems at least.
  • CSPYNY

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    Aug 17, 2013 4:07 PM GMT
    I'm allergic to the artificial sweeteners. I used to consume diet soda like crazy back in the day when I was losing a lot of weight.

    Today, I just avoid it.

    However, I'm not sure I trust these studies. Yes, it's a chemical. Yes, it's bad for you. But when you give a rat that weighs a few ounces, a higher dosage than any human would ever have ... you have to expect bad results.
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    Aug 17, 2013 4:32 PM GMT
    Two problems with this debate: The U.S. Sugar Association wants you to be fearful of *all* artificial sweetners.http://www.sugar.org/

    Secondly, the makers behind "Equal" are losing market share in the $1.5B sweetner market. For what its worth.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/06/business/media/06sweet.html


    http://www.splendasafety.com
    McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, is extremely proud of the strong database that supports the safety of sucralose, the sweetening ingredient in all SPLENDA® Sweetener Products. We recognize that this strong safety evidence is one of the many reasons why SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener has been the number one low calorie sweetener in the U.S. market place for more than four years.

    The safety of sucralose is well documented in more than 100 scientific studies conducted over a 20-year period. In addition, sucralose and, specifically, the safety data on sucralose, has been reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other national regulatory agencies, as well as by international health authorities such as the World Health Organization, and found to be safe for use by all consumers, including children, pregnant women and people with diabetes.

    Sucralose has been available in international markets since 1991. The FDA first approved the use of sucralose as a nonnutritive sweetener in 1998 and expanded this approval in 1999. Currently, sucralose is permitted for use in over 80 countries and it has never been required to carry any safety information or warning statements on its labeling.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splenda
    A repeated dose study of sucralose in human subjects concluded that "there is no indication that adverse effects on human health would occur from frequent or long-term exposure to sucralose at the maximum anticipated levels of intake".[20] Conversely, a Duke University study conducted on rats (funded by The Sugar Association[21]) shows that at sucralose consumption levels of 1.1 mg/kg (below the FDA 'safe' level) to 11 mg/kg, throughout a 12-week administration of Splenda exerted numerous adverse effects, including reduction in beneficial fecal microflora, increased fecal pH, and enhanced expression levels of P-gp, CYP3A4, and CYP2D1, which are known to limit the bioavailability of nutrients and orally administered drugs.[22] These effects have not been observed in humans,[20] and the relevance of this animal study to human health is unknown. The study has been the subject of some controversy, with experts disagreeing over the validity of its conclusions.[23] The other ingredients in Splenda, dextrose and maltodextrin, are listed as generally recognized as safe because of their long history of safe consumption.[24][25]
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    Aug 17, 2013 4:35 PM GMT
    The report says drinking diet soda is still better than regular though, even giving the warnings about artificial sweeteners. I drink a lot of diet coke ahhhh.

    "Despite concerns about artificial sweeteners, the CSPI says that drinking diet soda is better than sugar-carbonated soda, which it says "poses greater risks such as obesity, diabetes heart disease, gout and tooth decay."
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    Aug 17, 2013 4:36 PM GMT
    bradomo saidI'd say all sugars create problems in the intestines. Splenda and aspartame is just nasty to me. Causes skin problems at least.


    What skin problems have you noticed?
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    Aug 17, 2013 5:03 PM GMT
    "...pending peer review of an unpublished study by an independent Italian lab that found the sweetener caused leukemia in mice."

    Not much more than informed speculation then.


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    Aug 17, 2013 5:07 PM GMT
    Im fucked then - I use splenda every day oops - cant be any worse than the alcohol I drink and cigarettes I used to smoke icon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 17, 2013 8:22 PM GMT
    S34n05 saidThe report says drinking diet soda is still better than regular though, even giving the warnings about artificial sweeteners. I drink a lot of diet coke ahhhh.
    +1 Every morning, kiddie-size diet coke to clear the phlegm out of my throat.

    Then, switch to coffee as Nutrasweet does things to my sinuses (with a baseball bat.)
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    Aug 17, 2013 8:24 PM GMT
    sweatwrestle saidIm fucked then - I use splenda every day oops - cant be any worse than the alcohol I drink and cigarettes I used to smoke icon_twisted.gif

    Controversy frequently mentions the chlorine atom substitution...except safe tap water has been chlorinated for decades.