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Consuming artificial sweeteners linked to cancer risk: study

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By Daniel LAWLER and Isabelle TOURNE

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Best to avoid regular AND diet soda, both are slow poison, I predict at some point that sweeteners will be proven to be unhealthy, same with TONS of additives in all kinds of processed food, also add in crap like fructose and sucrose etc etc

Best to limit ones intact of anything overly sweet, diet versions of the same & processed foods. Its going to be a repeat of what we all saw with what big biz did/does with regards to cigarettes......

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A massive amount of research over the years has never been able to prove that sweeteners are unhealthy. 

i, however, am able to prove that it tastes disgusting

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This is old hat. Sacchraine was determined to be carcinogenic over 40 years ago.

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Most people who consume sweeteners do so because they already have health issues like obesity, often caused by sugar (as well as fats and empty carbs).

A massive amount of research over the years has never been able to prove that sweeteners are unhealthy. This study is no exception.

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Who paid for this study? The sugar industry?

Well, it wasn't Ajinomoto, that's for sure.

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I agree with JeffLee!

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@tooheysnew

I rather like the taste better than sugar actually... hmm maybe it is a personal opinion just like yours some will hate and some will love and as that is the case then you are unable to prove that it is disgusting.

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Most people who consume sweeteners do so because they already have health issues like obesity, often caused by sugar (as well as fats and empty carbs).

Possibly true, but the article does say the data was adjusted for other variables such as smoking, poor diet, age and physical activity. There's not enough details here to know how significant that is or what behaviors were not included. As the director said, more research is probably needed.

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Yes, the usual discussion again, artificial sweetener linked to cancer and the more natural ones are often linked to diabetes, and using no sugar at all is linked to unstable psychological state and more violent behavior and so on. You can’t make it right, but you can find a balance that fits for you and others around you. Or just live your short life as you want and don’t think about all those discussion, taking just what makes you happy and tastes best.

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Sacchraine was determined to be carcinogenic over 40 years ago.

Among mice, not humans. The former were bombarded with unrealistically high levels. Then it was shown that the cancer-forming mechanism in the mice is non-existant in humans, and the leading health authorities confirmed sacchrin to be safe.

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A study being "reasonably well designed" as it is written is not exactly the same as having a design good enough to support the conclusions. As good as this report is it still relies on self-report, and this is a big weakness.

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Or just live your short life as you want and don’t think about all those discussion, taking just what makes you happy and tastes best.

And how many people have ended up with diabetes from doing just that?

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Who paid for this study? The sugar industry?

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Just avoid them anyway just in case. I have some oligosaccharide syrup at home and it tastes like glucose but you can't digest it. I really recommend looking into it, it's often labelled オリゴ糖 in Japanese

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