New aspartame research is getting some mainstream media attention, and this is resurrecting some of the old research proving the toxic health effects of aspartame – health dangers that were proven over 30 years ago.
I think it is fantastic that these new studies are getting some publicity, but I want to know why haven’t the original studies from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s gotten mainstream attention?
Think of all the people over the past 30+ years who could have benefited if they only knew that aspartame had been proven to cause cancer, weight gain, fetal deformities, ED, memory loss, and diabetes.
Better Late Then Never
A recent Israeli study has proven how aspartame disrupts the healthy bacteria in the gut, which disrupts normal blood sugar and insulin production, which can then lead to hypoglycemia and diabetes.
This is a great study.
According to a new University of Iowa study on healthy postmenopausal women, drinking two or more diet drinks a day may increase the risk of heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.
I wish I had known this in 1991 when aspartame caused my heart rate to sore to 160 bpm at rest and my blood pressure to sky-rocket to dangerous levels. Thank you New York Times for releasing this information today.
Once everyone knows that G.D. Searle knew, that Monsanto knew, that the FDA knew, and the US Senate knew about the health dangers of aspartame decades ago, maybe this toxic chemical will finally be taken out of the hands of our children, the elderly, the sick, and the pregnant.
Tsakiris Proves Memory Loss
In 2005, Dr. Stylianos Tsakiris, Department of Experimental Physiology, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece, proved aspartame causes memory loss and learning impairment.
If mainstream media had put this study on the news 10 years ago, imagine how many people with dementia could have been helped.
How many children with ADD/ADHD have been put on medication when merely removing diet colas and sugar-free gum could be helping these kids?
The Tsakiris study proved that the over-use of aspartame, as well as the long-term effects of aspartame, impair memory.
Additionally, neurological symptoms, including learning and memory processes, appear to be related to high or toxic concentrations of the sweetener metabolites.
The aim of the study was to evaluate acetyl cholinesterase (AChE) activity in human erythrocyte membranes* [also called red blood cells (RBC)] after incubation with the sum of the three aspartame metabolites, phenylalanine, methanol, and aspartic acid, and again evaluated separately. In the study, erythrocyte membranes were obtained from twelve healthy individuals and incubated with aspartame hydrolysis products for one hour at 37 degrees C. AChE was measured spectrophotometrically.
The researchers concluded that low concentrations of aspartame metabolites had little to no effect on the membrane enzyme activity, whereas high levels and cumulative toxic concentrations decreased the membrane AChE activity, resulting in memory loss.
Here’s The Catch
Because low doses of aspartame are shown to inhibit acetylchoinesterase, just like pharmaceutical treatments for people with memory loss, when a healthy individual with normal cholinergic functioning, such as a young child for example, starts administering a cholinesterase inhibitor (aspartame) when no memory loss has occurred, aspartame (according to the study) will eventually lead to down-regulation of post synaptic ACH receptors, and ultimately disrupt memory and learning.
If you don’t have memory issues now but regularly use diet sweeteners with aspartame, this study proved that over time, your memory can be damaged.
This can seriously impair children raised on aspartame, and as time passes, we are now witnessing these long-term effects …. ADD/ADHD, depression, apathy, defiance, school shootings and violence, and a lack of common sense.
And this study was published in 2005 – almost 10 years ago.
The Tsakiris Study video: