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Friday, February 20, 2015

OUR 60-MINUTES SERIES ON ASPARTAME SWEETENERS (multiple airings originating from NYC & Sydney Australia)

GENTECH archive 8.96-97

60-MINUTES SERIES ON ASPARTAME DANGERS

Re: '60 Minutes' Television Program in U.S.A. and Australia - NutraSweet Causes Brain Tumors  From: Mary Stoddard   To: BRAINTMR@MITVMA.MIT.EDU  Subject: Re: '60 Minutes' Program - NutraSweet Causes Brain Tumors    DALLAS -- As a respected member of the research and production teams for both the U.S. and  Australian versions of Sixty Minutes, I can tell you, we did our  background research into the brain tumor/aspartame connection very thoroughly and over  a period of many years. You can be very sure the Sixty Minutes legal  departments went over the content of these segments with a fine tooth  comb,and eliminated everything that could not be verified. As strong as  the final product was, it still didn't give the whole story. Many important medical facts were omittedbecause of time or legal constraints. In other words, what these two news shows did is to give viewersa glimpse of the tip of the iceberg in the ongoing aspartame controversy.
May I suggest a quick tour of the Aspartame Consumer Safety Network  website, which contains a scientific research article explaining the  connection, written by world-class scientist, Dr. Erik Millstone of the  University of Sussex in Great Britain. Our press release from the Nov.  18th News Conference in Washington with Dr. John Olney, brain scientist and  author of the paper published in Nov. Journal of Neuropathology &  Experimental Neurology; Vol.55 No. 11, 1996, is also on the website.    <http://aspartamesafety.com>    In conjunction with some of the top brain scientists in the country,  A.C.S.N. is starting a brain tumor registry for those who developed their  brain tumors while using the artificial sugar sweetener, aspartame. (Our  website also shows how the animals in the original laboratory studies  developed *brain tumors*, mammary (breast) tumors, pancreatic tumors and uterine  tumors and the tests were falsified to reflect no deaths or tumors (cancers) when  submitted to the FDA for approval.) The lab animals' tumors were  primarily astrocytomas and glial cell related tumors, however aspartame ingestion  in humans may result in other brain tumor types as well.    Mary Nash Stoddard, Founder Aspartame Consumer Safety Network (1987)  wife of Mike, dx brain mel. 10/84  Aug. 13, 1942 - Jan. 5, 1985    For those who cannot access our website:    NEW STUDY LINKS BRAIN TUMORS TO ASPARTAME    DALLAS, TX - USA - November 4, 1996 - (ACSN) -- Doubts about the safety  of  the artificial sugar sweetener, Aspartame, better-known in the U.S. as  NutraSweet and Equal, surfaced anew in this country and Europe, with the  release of new research on the issue. Publication of the medical Journal  of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, November 1996, Vol. 55, No.  11, pp. 1115-1123, reveals a study, authored by Dr. John Olney et al, titled:  "Increasing brain tumor rates: is there a link to aspartame?" Olney, lead  author of the paper, is a noted neuropathologist and psychiatrist who has  challenged Aspartame's safety since the 1970s. The U.S. increase - about  1,310 cases per year - was marked by rising diagnoses of the same type of  highly malignant tumor found in laboratory rats in an Aspartame study in  the 1970s, the scientists said.    Mary Nash Stoddard, Director of the Aspartame Consumer Safety Network,  fighting the FDA and the giant artificial sweetener industry over this  issue since 1987, said ACSN's files "contain over 10,000 complaints about  the sweetener." Most of them central nervous system related. A number of  the complainants - heavy consumers of the sweetener -  suffered from brain  tumors. One, a commercial airline pilot who lost his medical license to  fly, blames Aspartame for the brain tumor resulting in the loss of his  flying status. More than 1,000 pilot-related calls have come in since the  pilot's hotline was established. Stoddard refers to a 'ticking time bomb'  in every cockpit on every flight in the form of diet sodas, packets of  'blue sugar' and chewing gums.    Members of ACSN were featured October 24 and 25 on national television,  telling of central nervous system related ailments they and their doctors  linked to the sweetener. Commercial airline pilots related incidents of  grand mal seizures in the cockpit, in flight. The mother of a three year  old claimed her daughter suffers permanent neurological damage due to her  consumption of Aspartame in children's vitamins. The HARD COPY segments  also portrayed a 30-yr-old diabetic male who had experienced a stroke  which his doctor blamed on daily use of the sweetener of choice for diabetics,  Aspartame. Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon author of 'Excitotoxins:  The Taste That Kills' stated that he sees these problems routinely in his  practice. Headaches, Seizures, Blindness, Dizziness, Mental Confusion,  Depression, Fatigue, Muscle/Joint pain, Numbness, Hearing Loss, Cramping,  Spasms, Skin Problems, Heart Attack Symptoms, Mood Swings are a few of  the 92 reported symptoms of Aspartame adverse reactions, including deaths.    The London Observer broke the story in Europe,interviewing Anti-Aspartame  Activist in the U.K., Dr. Erik Millstone of the University of Sussex.                                                  ###  Aspartame Consumer Safety Network and Pilot Hotline (1987-present) 
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Neurological Effects of ASPARTAME on Weight Loss; Behavior; Taste; etc. Scientific Study



Behavioral Neuroscience Copyright 2008 by the American Psychological Association 2008, Vol. 122, No. 1, 161–173 0735-7044/08/$12.00 DOI: 10.1037/0735-7044.122.1.161

A Role for Sweet Taste: Calorie Predictive Relations in Energy Regulation by Rats
Susan E. Swithers and Terry L. Davidson Purdue University

Animals may use sweet taste to predict the caloric contents of food. Eating sweet noncaloric substances may degrade this predictive relationship, leading to positive energy balance through increased food intake and/or diminished energy expenditure. These experiments were designed to test the hypothesis that experiences that reduce the validity of sweet taste as a predictor of the caloric or nutritive consequences of eating may contribute to deficits in the regulation of energy by reducing the ability of sweet-tasting foods that contain calories to evoke physiological responses that underlie tight regulation. Adult male Sprague–Dawley rats were given differential experience with a sweet taste that either predicted increased caloric content (glucose) or did not predict increased calories (saccharin). We found that reducing the correlation between sweet taste and the caloric content of foods using artificial sweeteners in rats resulted in increased caloric intake, increased body weight, and increased adiposity, as well as diminished caloric compensation and blunted thermic responses to sweet-tasting diets. These results suggest that consumption of products containing artificial sweeteners may lead to increased body weight and obesity by interfering with fundamental homeostatic, physiological processes.
Keywords: learning, energy balance, cephalic-phase responses, thermic effect of food