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MyMississippi

Need Diet Soda, No Aspartame

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A statement like this really should be backed up with links.

I would suggest folks that are concerned do a search with the words 'splenda and adverse reactions' A lot will come up and then people can decide whether they want to use this.

I get so frustrated when I look for info on Splenda. The peer-reviewed research that says it's safe is mostly funded by the manufacturer. The journal articles very clearly state the source of funding, as is required. There are a few other safety studies out there, with only one rat study that managed to find anything. With rather high doses, they got effects on liver enzymes and changes in gut microflora. To even approach the low dose, you'd need to have to be eating and drinking Splenda-sweetened drinks and baked goods at every meal, every day, for weeks on end. Also, studies on rats do not always translate very well to humans. This study is certainly not representative of a human drinking a can or two of soda.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18800291

To my amusement, a hired panel published an article shooting this particular study down. Notice the scientists are listed as "independent consultants", meaning that they were probably paid by the Splenda manufacturer.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19567260

If I just go to Google all I can find is people repeating all the various fear campaigns that the sugar lobby started. Their fear campaign about the chlorine atoms on Splenda was a brilliant ploy and has been repeated all over the Internet, scaring people into buying sugar again for years now.

The latest rumor is "the manufacturer has confirmed Splenda causes seizures and migraines" but again I suspect the sugar lobby at work. There is nothing on the FDA site about analysis of their passive surveillance, which has to be made public by law if it has been done. There are certainly some stories out there of people who can't tolerate Splenda, but there are a stories about just about anything we eat or drink because of individual sensitivities.

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There is a brand called 'Waist Watchers' that uses Splenda. The Black Cherry is ok but tastes VERY sweet (they might haver root beer too, not sure). In a way it kind of works for me because rather than chugging down 2 glasses of it (or 3) I can just pour half a glass and sip on it to get that sweet taste I'm craving because a little of this stuff goes a long way...

I also drink regular Coke and Water. I used to drink Seltzer but man the gas... whooopa!!!!

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