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Dr. Blaylock: Aspartame Is Still Hazardous

Wednesday, 12 April 2006 12:00 AM

The recently-released National Cancer Institute study that purports to clear aspartame as a carcinogen, is fatally flawed. The Blaylock Report has been closely following the research on aspartame for years. Here's my opinion on the new study:

The early release of this report represents bad science to say the least and appears to be an attempt to shore up a product that has been getting consistently bad reports from independent scientific researchers for the past decade. And these reports showing harm have been presented in peer-reviewed reputable journals from laboratories from all over the world.

To be properly evaluated, studies such as the one recently released should appear in peer-reviewed journals with all of the data and methods used in the study. Only then can a study be properly evaluated. This study has not been peer reviewed.

Further, the study has some obvious and major weaknesses in its design.

It is accepted among scientist/clinicians that the poorest type of study you can do is an epidemiological (population) study in which you have a large number of people fill out food intake sheets. And of the epidemiological studies the poorest are the ones depending on participants' memory of intake of the product in question, a so-called retrospective study. The latest aspartame study falls in this category.

In fact, these studies are so poor they have been used for over 60 years to cover up pharmaceutical disasters. For example, despite an enormous amount of scientific evidence that the polio vaccine was contaminated with a cancer-causing virus (SV-40), the government was able to cover up this disaster by conducting similar epidemiological studies.

This has been repeated for the thimerosal(mercury)-autism disaster, the MSG toxicity scandal and the trans-fatty acid scandal -- all of which were carefully covered up by such studies, until so much evidence eventually accumulated that the truth won out, at least in the trans-fatty acid scandal.

One reason 567,000 people were used in this aspartame study is that you can dilute out high cancer rates in sub-groups of people -- such as particular age groups, women, children, or those with certain genetic weaknesses. This has been shown numerous times in similar studies. It also impresses the public. Yet, most agree that you cannot accurately obtain dietary information from 567,000 people.

Likewise, you cannot adequately determine cancer risk in a population with an age range so small (age 50 to 69). The greatest risk of leukemia and lymphoma would be in a younger population (young children and adolescents) and they would need to be exposed regularly from early in life. The same is true for the rest of the population. Yet, they did not determine aspartame intake prior to the start of the study age. This is ludicrous.

We also know from animal studies that the greatest risk of aspartame-related cancer is in females and that most of the brain tumors being reported are occurring in women (a known characteristic of formaldehyde-a recognized breakdown product of aspartame). Aspartame has been shown by carefully done, irrefutable studies, to cause damage to DNA and present harm to pregnant women and their babies.

Aspartame is not an essential nutrient. I would not risk my life or the lives of those I love, especially my children, on the basis of such a poorly conducted and reported study. There is just too much evidence that this sweetener is dangerous to babies, children, adults and the elderly. And much of the damage, especially to children, is irreversible.

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