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In the constant battle to lose inches or at least stay the same, we reach for the diet soda. Two studies presented June 25 and 27 at the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions in San Diego suggest this might be self-defeating behavior.
Epidemiologists from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio reported data showing that diet soft drink consumption is associated with increased waist circumference in humans, and a second study that found aspartame raised fasting glucose (blood sugar) in diabetes-prone mice.
"Data from this and other prospective studies suggest that the promotion of diet sodas and artificial sweeteners as healthy alternatives may be ill-advised," said Helen P. Hazuda, Ph.D., professor and chief of the Division of Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine. "They may be free of calories but not of consequences."
http://aurmoth.blogspot.com/2011/06/diet-sodas-and-artificial-sweeteners.htmlIn the constant battle to lose inches or at least stay the same, we reach for the diet... more
During the German Nazi regime, human experimentation was carried out on large numbers of prisoners in concentration camps throughout World War II.
Experiments at Dachau concentration camp from 1942 to 1945, investigated immunization for treatment of malaria. Healthy inmates were infected by mosquitoes and after contracting the disease, the subjects were treated with various drugs to test their relative efficiency. Over 1,000 people were used in these experiments, and of those, more than half died as a result.
At Buchenwald concentration camp during 1943 and 1944, experiments were conducted to investigate the effect of various poisons. The poisons were secretly administered to experimental subjects in their food – the victims died as a result.
On August 19, 1947, the Nazi doctors captured by Allied forces were put on trial in USA vs. Karl Brandt et al., which is commonly known as the Doctors’ Trial. At the trial, several of the doctors argued in their defense that there was no international law regarding medical experimentation.
In response, a ten point memorandum was drafted entitled Permissible Medical Experiment. It went on to be known as the Nuremberg Code. The code calls for such standards as;
* voluntary consent of patients
* avoidance of unnecessary pain and suffering, and
* there must be a belief that the experimentation will not end in death or disability.
Point 7 of the code stated;
Proper preparations should be made and adequate facilities provided to protect the experimental subject against even remote possibilities of injury, disability, or death.
However, the Code was not cited in any of the findings against the defendants and never made it into either German or American medical law.
Was it because human experimentation was secretly being carried out in America?
read full article at Heroin and Cornflakes....http://arch1design.com/blog/?p=8949During the German Nazi regime, human experimentation was carried out on large numbers... more
Artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes have long been the topic of much controversy and hot debates among the consumer. Before tearing open a packet of artificial sweetener or sugar substitute, make sure you understand and learn the facts about these sweeteners. The facts seem to be astonishing, but true nonetheless.Artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes have long been the topic of much... more
A REALLY good documentary on Aspartame (artificial sweetners)
A very interesting article on some more reasons in addition to overeating of why people are obese. Some that would never cross my mind.
Here are some of the theories, go to the website for a evidence & other details...
-Love handles are contagious. Viruses lurking in your food may spread obesity, infiltrating adult stem cells and transforming them into fat cells.
-Sugar substitutes may blunt the brain's natural ability to measure calories, causing us to overeat.
-Certain man-made chemicals commonly found in plastic -- which is commonly found in everything (baby bottles, food packaging, plumbing) -- cause physiological changes that can predispose us to be obese for life.
-Air-conditioning: This theory holds that being exposed to less variation in extreme temperatures, thanks to the modern conveniences of heating and AC, means our bodies don't have to work as hard or burn as many calories to maintain a comfortable 98.6˚F. Hard data is lacking, but the idea has long been accepted as fact in the field of animal husbandry, where temperature is manipulated to encourage growth in pigs.A very interesting article on some more reasons in addition to overeating of why... more
The Coca Cola company has produced three flavours of juice for its drink line called Odwalla that contains an unconventional sweetener that comes from the herb Stevia.
Some of the studies conducted with the herb shows that there are some adverse health effects, these effects includes the potential mutations in the livers of rats, the FDA concluded in the early 1990 that it should not be used in foods.
Coke, Pepsi and other companies that use this sweetener, often called Truvia or PureVia argue that their version of stevia is not the same kind that was used in the tests conducted by the FDA.
Another reason to read the ingredients in all your foods before purchasing!!!!!!!!The Coca Cola company has produced three flavours of juice for its drink line called... more
Do you use this artificial sweetener? Consuming a lot of aspartame may inhibit the ability of enzymes in your brain to function normally. Despite concerns neither the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have changed their guidelines regarding the safe use of this product. Do you use this artificial sweetener? Consuming a lot of aspartame may inhibit the... more