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Thursday, July 15, 2010

SWEET REVENGE

We took more than the normal amount of flack the other day for our statement about the serious health risks that artificial sweeteners pose. And we took even more flack for our statement that contrary to popular belief, the use of artificial sweeteners actually causes weight gain!

By now longtime and careful readers should know that we almost always know more about what write about then our loyal readers who read our blog. It's the side effect of having an exceptionally high IQ along with an intense curiosity about the world. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that a recent article supports our supposedly outrageous assertions.

Thanks to a loyal reader who sent us the link, we provide to you excerpts from an article entitled "The Not So Sweet Truth About Aspartame" which can be found on AOL Health here.

Can using artificial sweeteners cause weight gain, as Rumpole alleges?

Official complaints to the FDA about aspartame use include headaches and gastrointestinal problems. Detractors like Dr. Joseph Mercola, author of "Sweet Deception," say that aspartame consumption can actually contribute to weight gain and even cause neurological side effects such as migraines and brain tumors due to a disturbance of the dopamine and serotonin balance...

Marissa Lippert, a registered dietitian and a New York City nutritionist and author of "The Cheater's Diet," says that although the research is inconclusive regarding the long-term health risks of aspartame, people should think twice about consuming it.
"Research is now indicating that sweeteners may actually cause people to gain weight because of a negative metabolic response," says Lippert.


And finally from The Pros and Cons of Artificial Sweeteners comes this fact about altered metabolism:
Altered Metabolism
New findings indicate that swapping sugar (calories) for fake sugar (no calories) may not be the best diet trick. Eating artificially sweetened foods may actually make you eat more than you would have had you eaten the regular version.
Experiments conducted at Purdue University Investigative Behavior Research Center found that a group of rats fed saccharin-sweetened yogurt ate more calories, gained more weight and put on more body fat than a group fed yogurt sweetened with sugar. The study's authors explain that artificial sweeteners may affect the body's ability to regulate calorie intake and metabolism.



So the next time Rumpole tells you that he counseled a friend who was having trouble loosing weight on her diet to give up artificial sweeteners and that having followed our advice she promptly lost 20 pounds.....you'd better believe it.


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

You don’t need to be a PhD. Chemist , biologist or nutritionist know chemical sweeteners cannot be good for you.. it is common sense. You can trust in big business and the federal government to protect you.. I will not eat it..

Anonymous said...

Correlation is not causation.

Anonymous said...

THIS BLOG HAS HIT AN ALL TIME LOW......ARTIFICIAL SWEETENER TALK??? HOW ABOUT LAW AND JUDICIAL RACES?? IF THIS BLOG WERE A TV SHOW IT WOULD HAVE BEEN CANNED A LONG TIME AGO.....RUMP YOUR RATINGS ARE WORSE THAN JUDGE KAREN'S WERE....

Anonymous said...

Artificial edulcorants are just that: Synthetic chemicals that have a sweet flavor or that trick the sweet receptors in the tongue into perceiving that you are tasting something sweet. No matter what, they remain artificial chemicals.

Leo Mckern said...

Don't think for a minute I am not fascinated by your discussion of the relative merits of artificial sweeteners, but does anyone out there have any Insight into the latest round of county court judicial hopefuls?

Anonymous said...

Any dietician will tell you to remove sodas from your diet even some natural fruit juices contain sugar which can contribute to weight gain.

Ignore the haters, Rumpole. I'm enjoying these posts very much.

Friend of Jack said...

God bless Phil Mickelson. The man is one of the hottest golfers on the planet; reining Masters champ; number two in the world and closing in on Tiger and number one.

But the man simply cannot play a links course. In the past 20 years, he has crossed the pond 16 times only to return with one, count em, one top ten finish. On the other hand, he has ended up at 40th or worse 10 times.

And today, while everyone else was going low, the leader shot a nine under 63, Phil was out there hacking it around for a 73.

Anonymous said...

It looks like a good year for the Ulster boys who seem to have made the most of their Scottish golf genes. First, Graeme McDowell wins the U.S. Open, and now Rory McIlroy sets a tournament record in the British Open. It's good to get some new blood into the golfing world: I'm so tired of the Tiger soap opera that I can't even stand to see him anymore, although watching the merciless British media go after him in a non-stop bloodletting press conference almost made me feel sorry for him. Tiger has become the Don Draper of golf.

Anonymous said...

Rump, F these guys. Content has been great.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand a word of golf nor do I want to.

Anonymous said...

Bradenton lawyers here- a group of us meet for breakfast a few mornings before court and read your blog on a laptop. It brings us a lot of laughs.

Dont know the guy, but we want to be part of the fun, so.....

B=STH

Anonymous said...

Even the dog won't drink anything with Sweet n Low in it (but he'll lick the fire hydrant).... That must mean something.

Anonymous said...

Diet sodas have tons of toxins in them. When your body has to process all these toxins, other body systems suffer---which ultimately causes weigh gain. That's why eating clean can be more important in weight loss than calories.