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Bogus Aspartame Study Exposed by Experts


(EMAILWIRE.COM, April 11, 2006) Atlanta, GA -- Desperate to reverse growing public awareness and scientific proof that the artificial sweetener aspartame is a deadly neurotoxin; the Calorie Control Council (CCC) issued a press release stating that a federal food survey proves that aspartame is safe. The move is seen by many to be a face-saving gesture by the CCC, a self-described weigh-loss advocacy group that has been advising a calorie-conscious public to use this non-caloric, excitoneurotoxic, carcinogenic drug since the 80s. They are a Public Relations organization, well known as an aspartame front group.

According to the April 4, 2006 CCC press release, “A new epidemiology study from the National Cancer Institute confirms previous study conclusions that there is no link between aspartame consumption and leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors.”

The release also quotes unnamed “researchers” as stating, “Our findings from this epidemiologic study suggest that consumption of aspartame-containing beverages does not raise the risk of hematopoietic or brain malignancies.” The release fails to mention that the quote was taken from a presentation entitled, “Prospective study of aspartame-containing beverages and risk of hematopoietic and brain cancers,” by Unhee Lim, et. al.

Lim’s team analyzed data from a “self-administered baseline food frequency questionnaire” administered during 1995/96 to over 500,000 men and women between the ages of 50 and 69.

Among the 16-page survey’s 56 questions ranging from oatmeal and brownies to strawberries in season and hysterectomies, aspartame is only mentioned once to determine “frequency and ‘diet’ type preference of three potentially aspartame-containing beverages (soda, fruit drinks, and iced tea) as well as aspartame added to coffee and hot tea.”

The “prospective study” was delivered at the annual American Association of Cancer Research meeting in Washington, D.C. April 4, 2006. The abstract explains how Lim and his team of researchers developed mathematical equations to demonstrate that the results of a non-scientific food survey and its five-year follow-up period indicate no scientific association between aspartame consumption and specific cancers. Regardless of the theoretical “suggestions” of Lim’s “prospective study,” other aspartame front groups, such as the American Beverage Association, have revealed themselves by endorsing the study as proof that aspartame is safe.

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