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

Neil Jensen neil at rt66.com
Thu Aug 3 04:32:55 EST 1995

In article <3vk41m$i67 at ixnews5.ix.netcom.com>, sbharris at ix.netcom.com
(Steven B. Harris ) wrote:

> Even your first sentence is incorrect.  The sweetness was an unexpected 
> and serendipitously noticed thing, but it was found in a dipeptide which 
> was being used in the synthesis of another protein.  Nobody ever 
> intended to use aspartame itself for anything.
> >    It was a dud as a neurological agent, except that in large doses, 
> >it causes brain lesions in lab animals.
> In a never-published study, allegedly.  Not very good evidence.
> >   Some humans experience neurological problems with reasonably small 
> >doses of aspartame. 
> But this is not seen in double-blind studies.  Wups.  Big deal.
>                                                Steve
I previously suspected that you were incapable of accepting ANYTHING that
is counter to the FDA approved, Corporate oriented, party line. You have
at last CONVINCED me, and i suspect many others, of it. You couldn't
refute the FDA dogma if God herself came down and told you that it was a
wrong. At one time having fixed ideas was considered a sign of insanity.
Your idee fixe is double-blind studies. Of course they are necessary in
many (perhaps even most) situations but i fail to see the necessity of
performing double-blind studies, at great expense to the taxpayers, when
in case after case after case Aspartame is proven to be the culprit by
simply removing it from a sick person's diet - everything else remaining
the same. Of course such methodology doesn't put the moola into the
coffers of some taxpayer's $$$ addicted research facility.

Neil Jensen - neil at rt66.com       http://www.rt66.com/neil/udts.html                       -----------------> http://lablinks.com/sumeria/ <-------------------
"If you  want to  inspire confidence,  give plenty of statistics. It does not matter that they should be accurate,  or even intelligible,         ________so long as there is enough of them." - Lewis Carroll _______

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