URGENT: NutraSweet(tm) Destroys Usenet!!!!

Thomas Kevin Blanc blanck at inetgw.fsc.ibm.com
Wed Aug 2 15:00:32 EST 1995

In article <3vlmf5$cue at news.acns.nwu.edu>, jkh141 at nwu.edu (Jody K. Hirsh) writes:
|> In article <3vj15r$9cs at curly.cc.emory.edu>, libcm at curly.cc.emory.edu 
|> says...
|> >
|> >Jean-Francois Avon (jf_avon at citenet.net) wrote:
|> >
|> >: >just no one to warn him of the dangers and he didn't know that 
|> NutraSweet 
|> >: >is a seizure triggering drug, and produced grand mal seizues in lab 
|> animals.
|> >
|> >: Dear Betty, would you please post substantial pharmacological and 
|> stastical  
|> >: data on the subject. I am very interested in hearing about it.  I would like 
|> >
|> >Aspartame (Nutrasweet) was originally developed as an experimental 
|> >neurological drug. It's sweetness was an unexpected side effect. 
|> >    It was a dud as a neurological agent, except that in large doses, it 
|> >causes brain lesions in lab animals. 
|> >   Some humans experience neurological problems with reasonably small 
|> >doses of aspartame. I personally get a headache if I drink a lot of diet 
|> >Coke. It passed FDA muster because side effects are not widespread and 
|> >not *usually* severe. 
|> >    I work at Emory's Health Sciences Library. I heartily recommend that 
|> >you use one of the free Medline search programs on WWW- look under 
|> >"aspartame", extend your search back 10 years. 
|> >
|> >-- 
|> >                    visit
|> >http://www.hidwater.com/RDR/milkenzie/m&khome.html
|> >                    please
|> This is BOGUS. Nutrasweet was an accident, but it was discovered during 
|> the synthesis of GASTRIN peptides for Stomach disorders not neurological 
|> peptides. The old-time chemists used to taste everything. (BTW,Saccharin 
|> was accidentally dicovered in the synthesis of paint because it got on a 
|> cigarette; Sherwin-Williams holds the patent).  
|> My guess is that  your headaches were the result of consuming excess 
|> CAFFEINE in the diet Coke, and/or hypoglycemic from not eating enough.
|> Nutrasweet is not absorbed as-is, your body breaks it down first in the gut 
|> to the amino acids.  If you have Nutrasweet with any protein-containing food 
|> there will be MUCH more aspartic acid and phenylalanine from the 
|> FOOD in your system. 
|> BTW, I don't work for Nutrasweet or have any other connection to them or 
|> Searle. I'm just a scientist concerned with the dissemination of  false 
|> information.   

PLEASE!! YOU expect us to believe you!!! You didn't use capital letters in your
subject line or insult any of us!!!  Get UP to speed!!! BE MORE INSULTING, USE

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