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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-23-07 08:43 AM
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151. It depends. I think some people are sensitive to it and some aren't.
I'm not sensitive to it, I think it's improved the taste of diet pop. Sweet and Low was nasty, as was Tab.

If you are a diabetic, nutrisweet is better for you.

I use sugar for cooking/baking, though, and on unsweetened cereal.
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  -Do you think Aspartame is any worse for you than sugar? Quixote1818  Feb-21-07 06:39 PM   #0 
  - It contributes to depression.  graywarrior   Feb-21-07 06:40 PM   #1 
  - and causes headaches . eom  votesomemore   Feb-21-07 06:43 PM   #4 
  - I listen to this Dr talk about Aspartame...  Rainscents   Feb-22-07 08:28 PM   #110 
     - "they're all overweight"? don't think so!  pitohui   Feb-22-07 10:01 PM   #137 
        - I don't believe ALL of them gain weight...  Rainscents   Feb-22-07 11:50 PM   #143 
  - It may not kill you, but I think it's harmful.  Jackpine Radical   Feb-21-07 06:41 PM   #2 
  - My doctor,  ayeshahaqqiqa   Feb-21-07 07:14 PM   #30 
     - When some people drink diet pop it leads to justyifying eating more  rosebud57   Feb-21-07 07:25 PM   #33 
     - I think that's correct.  Jackpine Radical   Feb-21-07 07:30 PM   #37 
     - I lost 17 lbs after switching to diet coke  Quixote1818   Feb-21-07 09:49 PM   #76 
  - gives me major headaches  uppityperson   Feb-21-07 06:43 PM   #3 
  - It is not permitted in Europe . . .  boobooday   Feb-21-07 06:44 PM   #5 
  - I haven't heard anything bad about Splenda yet.  Quixote1818   Feb-21-07 06:48 PM   #11 
  - From what I understand, it's made from sugar  boobooday   Feb-21-07 08:14 PM   #52 
  - IIRC there are hysterical nuts ranting and raving about Splenda, too.  kestrel91316   Feb-22-07 01:30 PM   #93 
  - What isn't? Sugar?  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-21-07 06:48 PM   #12 
  - Huh? Where'd you get that idea? Here's a chart of ingredients for Coke Zero in other countries:  moc   Feb-21-07 06:52 PM   #18 
  - And: European Food Safety Authority assesses new aspartame study and reconfirms its safety  muriel_volestrangler   Feb-21-07 06:59 PM   #22 
  - Thanks for posting this!!!! nt  Quixote1818   Feb-21-07 08:21 PM   #57 
  - Well shit, I read it somewhere  boobooday   Feb-21-07 08:15 PM   #54 
  - It's perfectly safe and legal in Europe  cgrindley   Feb-22-07 05:32 PM   #105 
  - There's absolutely nothing wrong with it. I've been taking it for years...  BlueJazz   Feb-21-07 06:45 PM   #6 
  - Sugar is worse for you than aspartame.  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-21-07 06:45 PM   #7 
  - Excuse me but sugar does not cause diabetes.  ginnyinWI   Feb-21-07 06:59 PM   #24 
  - I didn't say the only cause of diabetes was sugar...  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-21-07 07:01 PM   #26 
  - Oh, but those are all perfectly ok. But aspartame MIGHT contribute to  kestrel91316   Feb-22-07 01:31 PM   #94 
  - It's an amino acid  Madspirit   Feb-21-07 06:46 PM   #8 
  - Well, technically...  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-21-07 06:46 PM   #9 
     - Ack! Running screaming into the woods.....  moc   Feb-21-07 06:53 PM   #20 
  - Almost every scientific regulartory body has found it safe for consumption as far as I've read..  Evoman   Feb-21-07 06:47 PM   #10 
  - There's always snopes.  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-21-07 06:49 PM   #14 
  - When I switched from Coke to Diet Coke I did the same research you did  Quixote1818   Feb-21-07 06:50 PM   #17 
  - does the amount matter? one packet a day is dangerous?  Sapere aude   Feb-21-07 06:48 PM   #13 
  - the amount does matter  jeme   Feb-22-07 11:43 PM   #142 
  - Hubby has diabetes  kineneb   Feb-21-07 06:49 PM   #15 
  - Agreed  ayeshahaqqiqa   Feb-21-07 07:17 PM   #31 
     - other problems  kineneb   Feb-22-07 12:30 PM   #80 
  - Ditto on the headaches  Mojorabbit   Feb-21-07 06:49 PM   #16 
  - I would argue safer  gravity   Feb-21-07 06:53 PM   #19 
  - the best thing about aspartame is, if you drop a can of coke in the lake  ikhor   Feb-21-07 06:56 PM   #21 
  - You could try it in the bathtub.  cui bono   Feb-21-07 07:02 PM   #27 
  - It's true the huge amount of sugar displaces liquid in a nondiet pop  rosebud57   Feb-21-07 07:26 PM   #34 
  - I tend to assume all artificial sweeteners are bad for you.  cui bono   Feb-21-07 06:59 PM   #23 
  - gives me headaches and nausea  Qanisqineq   Feb-21-07 07:00 PM   #25 
  - No, but more because of sugar's proven link to diabetes  muriel_volestrangler   Feb-21-07 07:03 PM   #28 
  - I believe what my doctor says  ayeshahaqqiqa   Feb-21-07 07:12 PM   #29 
  - And my mothers doctor, who also teaches in a hospital, said it was okay.  Evoman   Feb-21-07 07:34 PM   #38 
     - Then I think we can say that the medical community is split  ayeshahaqqiqa   Feb-21-07 07:51 PM   #42 
        - I heard that about Rummy too  Raine   Feb-21-07 07:56 PM   #45 
  - I don't know  Conan_The_Barbarian   Feb-21-07 07:20 PM   #32 
  - I get migraine headaches from  ikojo   Feb-21-07 07:29 PM   #35 
  - Bet you can't guess who was head of the corporation that got it approved.  KamaAina   Feb-21-07 07:30 PM   #36 
  - But it's approved all over the world  Quixote1818   Feb-21-07 07:36 PM   #39 
     - Ah, but guess who's in charge of the Tri-lateral commission?!  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-21-07 07:37 PM   #40 
  - I voted other.  bbinacan   Feb-21-07 07:40 PM   #41 
  - Aspartame is far  Bryn   Feb-21-07 07:52 PM   #43 
  - Rummy the dummy had something  Raine   Feb-21-07 07:54 PM   #44 
  - You said it! RUMSFELD was CEO of Searle in 1981  Duppers   Feb-21-07 08:13 PM   #51 
     - That was what did it for me and Aspartame!  DemBones DemBones   Feb-22-07 10:09 PM   #140 
  - I know I can't eat it -- makes me sick nt  JerseygirlCT   Feb-21-07 07:57 PM   #46 
  - I'll err against the side of obesity  Truth Hurts A Lot   Feb-21-07 08:05 PM   #47 
  - Make the switch...  arikara   Feb-22-07 10:20 PM   #141 
  - Other, they are both detrimental to your health.  greyhound1966   Feb-21-07 08:06 PM   # 
  - LOL - the "yes" answer doesn't mention Aspartame  HughMoran   Feb-21-07 08:06 PM   #48 
  - I have never heard of one single documented case of cancer or other  karlrschneider   Feb-21-07 08:07 PM   #49 
  - Sugar is natural. Artificial substitutes can cause problems...  AX10   Feb-21-07 08:11 PM   #50 
  - Opium's natural too.  Lex   Feb-21-07 08:14 PM   #53 
  - Give it a break. I never said that everything that is natural...  AX10   Feb-21-07 08:15 PM   #55 
  - And, I never said you said that.  Lex   Feb-21-07 08:16 PM   #56 
     - Hmmmm  GodHelpUsAll2   Feb-21-07 08:33 PM   #58 
        - Don't bother to set your alarm tonight...  karlrschneider   Feb-21-07 08:46 PM   #60 
           - Good idea  GodHelpUsAll2   Feb-21-07 08:52 PM   #63 
              - By the way, there seems to be a revival of the "marijuana will kill you" theme.  karlrschneider   Feb-21-07 09:02 PM   #66 
                 - Well  GodHelpUsAll2   Feb-21-07 09:18 PM   #70 
                    - HAHA...I'm convinced. You aren't nuts...I can't stand brussels sprouts either  karlrschneider   Feb-21-07 09:41 PM   #74 
  - Alcohol is natural, as well.  karlrschneider   Feb-21-07 08:49 PM   #62 
  - Uh, sugar has no nutrients. It's pure 100% carbohydrate.  karlrschneider   Feb-21-07 08:48 PM   #61 
     - Um, carbohydrates are nutrients.  kestrel91316   Feb-22-07 01:36 PM   #95 
        - Okay, that's technically correct...I meant to say sugar is just empty calories  karlrschneider   Feb-22-07 03:22 PM   #102 
  - Here's an interesting article  ChoralScholar   Feb-21-07 08:41 PM   #59 
  - Hmmm  qanda   Feb-22-07 06:00 AM   #79 
  - aspartame makes me deathly ill, sugar does not.  niyad   Feb-21-07 08:52 PM   #64 
  - Define  GodHelpUsAll2   Feb-21-07 08:53 PM   #65 
  - heart palpitations, throat closing up, blood pressure skyrockets, trouble breathing  niyad   Feb-21-07 09:12 PM   #68 
     - It does  GodHelpUsAll2   Feb-21-07 09:22 PM   #71 
  - So don't eat it. Peanuts kill some people too, shall we ban them as well?  karlrschneider   Feb-21-07 09:43 PM   #75 
  - Yer either with Aspartame or yer agin' it!  Swamp Rat   Feb-21-07 09:06 PM   #67 
  - Two letters- M.S.  fudge stripe cookays   Feb-21-07 09:15 PM   #69 
  - But MS pre-dates Equal, doesn't it?  Lex   Feb-21-07 09:39 PM   #73 
     - It does, but I still think it had something to do with mine,  fudge stripe cookays   Feb-22-07 05:28 AM   #77 
        - awesome link  Saint Etienne17   Feb-22-07 09:10 PM   #122 
  - not if you have diabetis...  flaminbats   Feb-21-07 09:31 PM   #72 
  - understood  kineneb   Feb-22-07 12:32 PM   #81 
  - I can't even have a taste of the stuff without getting a major headache  qanda   Feb-22-07 05:53 AM   #78 
  - I don't care.  LifeDuringWartime   Feb-22-07 12:39 PM   #82 
  - Headache here too. Not always properly disclosed ... just like MSG n/t  Blackhatjack   Feb-22-07 12:41 PM   #83 
  - It's not the sugar, it's the high fructose corn syrup  Paula Sims   Feb-22-07 12:42 PM   #84 
  - I agree - HFCS is EVERYWHERE  SheWhoMustBeObeyed   Feb-22-07 02:13 PM   #100 
  - I don't know, but I hate the taste.  Bridget Burke   Feb-22-07 12:46 PM   #85 
  - Yes, it's bad, and Splenda has chlorine in it, which is poisonous.  Perragrande   Feb-22-07 12:54 PM   #86 
  - The presence of chloride ions in a chemical is not the same as the  kestrel91316   Feb-22-07 01:40 PM   #96 
  - Damn right I do!  StephenB48   Feb-22-07 01:03 PM   #87 
  - I just wish they had honest to god CANE SUGAR instead of high fructose corn syrup  davepc   Feb-22-07 01:06 PM   #88 
  - Amen to that! Both on the real cane sugar  DemBones DemBones   Feb-22-07 09:53 PM   #135 
  - I wanted to answer the poll, who uses sugar anymore  donheld   Feb-23-07 12:46 AM   #144 
  - aspartame is bad for you in larger continous quantities  bambino   Feb-22-07 01:07 PM   #89 
  - In my completely unscientific opinion ...  Akoto   Feb-22-07 01:13 PM   #90 
  - I thought this was a good article on problems of aspartame....  marions ghost   Feb-22-07 01:14 PM   #91 
  - why?  flaminbats   Feb-22-07 01:40 PM   #97 
     - you might want to get a second opinion  marions ghost   Feb-22-07 05:05 PM   #103 
        - I have..  flaminbats   Feb-22-07 07:26 PM   #106 
  - I've used it almost daily for nearly 30 years, since it came out.  kestrel91316   Feb-22-07 01:27 PM   #92 
  - How anyone who knows the history of Aspartame's FDA approval...  Junkdrawer   Feb-22-07 02:02 PM   #98 
  - maybe those people are just plain arrogant!!!  flaminbats   Feb-22-07 02:13 PM   #99 
     - Go for it...Bottoms Up.. n/t  Junkdrawer   Feb-22-07 02:16 PM   #101 
  - It's harmless read SNOPES  cgrindley   Feb-22-07 05:30 PM   #104 
  - Thanks for posting that. nt  Quixote1818   Feb-22-07 07:38 PM   #107 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Feb-22-07 07:39 PM   #108 
  - Much, Much, Much Worse  demrabble   Feb-22-07 08:21 PM   #109 
  - time to ban the microwaves..  flaminbats   Feb-22-07 08:39 PM   #112 
     - Dissent  jerryme1   Feb-22-07 09:35 PM   #130 
     - OK I agree with  marions ghost   Feb-23-07 07:35 AM   #147 
  - NYT: Rising Incidence of Brain Tumors Is Drawing Attention and Concern...  Junkdrawer   Feb-22-07 08:34 PM   #111 
  - Sorry, this data is from years before Aspartame had been on the market.  Quixote1818   Feb-22-07 08:39 PM   #113 
     - Reagan's FDA approved aspartame in 1981...for soda in 1983...  Junkdrawer   Feb-22-07 08:44 PM   #114 
        - Whoops, you are correct  Quixote1818   Feb-22-07 08:49 PM   #115 
           - From your OWN cite...  Junkdrawer   Feb-22-07 08:54 PM   #116 
              - so what else should be banned?  flaminbats   Feb-22-07 08:57 PM   #117 
              - We should lock up people who inject industrial silicone into their clients' faces and bodies.  oblivious   Feb-22-07 09:03 PM   #119 
              - what about those who pay to have this injected?  flaminbats   Feb-22-07 09:08 PM   #121 
              - I think it safe to say they have suffered enough.  oblivious   Feb-22-07 09:11 PM   #124 
                 - then who would we lock up and why?  flaminbats   Feb-22-07 09:14 PM   #127 
              - Silicon is safe  Quixote1818   Feb-22-07 09:13 PM   #126 
                 - This is what I'm talking about.  oblivious   Feb-22-07 09:37 PM   #131 
              - The original FDA vote was 3 to 2 AGAINST its approval....  Junkdrawer   Feb-22-07 09:07 PM   #120 
                 - no I agree...  flaminbats   Feb-22-07 09:10 PM   #123 
                 - So then why did Canada and most other countries approve it?  Quixote1818   Feb-22-07 09:29 PM   #128 
              - My mistake but your article is still not relevant  Quixote1818   Feb-22-07 09:03 PM   #118 
  - Some folks...  sendero   Feb-22-07 09:13 PM   #125 
  - Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.  GoneOffShore   Feb-22-07 09:32 PM   #129 
  - actually my great-grandmother never threw away food..  flaminbats   Feb-22-07 09:43 PM   #134 
  - Don't care, it doesn't have calories  RGBolen   Feb-22-07 09:40 PM   #132 
  - True, but people are fatter since diet drinks and diet foods came on the  DemBones DemBones   Feb-22-07 10:02 PM   #138 
  - of course it's worse than sugar...unless you mean REFINED sugar.  QuestionAll   Feb-22-07 09:42 PM   #133 
  - i voted "i don't know" but i don't drink it any more  pitohui   Feb-22-07 09:58 PM   #136 
  - Wine is good for you, as is water.  DemBones DemBones   Feb-22-07 10:06 PM   #139 
  - I think that anything is bad, in excess.  Spider Jerusalem   Feb-23-07 12:50 AM   #145 
  - SUGAR BLUES. Get it. Read it.  leftstreet   Feb-23-07 12:56 AM   #146 
  - Excellent recommendation!  Lurking Dem   Feb-23-07 08:16 AM   #149 
  - The only problem I know with it is that it can make you hungry for sweets.  Odin2005   Feb-23-07 07:54 AM   #148 
  - Other..  chefgirl   Feb-23-07 08:21 AM   #150 
  - It depends. I think some people are sensitive to it and some aren't.  noonwitch   Feb-23-07 08:43 AM   #151 
 

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