This is in response to the article, "Diet Soft Drinks Increase Risk Of "Dying Young" By 16%", which may be found at: http://www.mygc.com.au/diet-soft-drinks-increase-risk-of-dying-young-by-16
In reading studies on aspartame and heart attacks and stroke, it always amazes me how people bring up cause and effect, or if its aspartame what is the mechanism or you need more studies. There have been over 30 years of studies with the obvious being proven over and over again. Here is yet another study.
The mechanism of the symptoms and diseases caused by aspartame are very well discussed in the 1000 page medical text: "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic" by the late Dr. H. J. Roberts, M.D., http://www.amazon.com He was the world expert and diabetic specialist. In a nutshell he always said aspartame causes an irregular heart rhythm and interacts with all cardiac medication. It damages the cardiac conduction and causes sudden death. It's also in "Health and Nutrition Secrets To Save Your Life" by Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon, also on amazon.com Here are some reports by the experts: http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_and_sudden_death.htm Also here is the FDA report of 92 symptoms from four types of seizures to coma and death: http://www.mpwhi.com/92_aspartame_symptoms.pdf
In February 2012 there was a study on aspartame and heart disease: " At the end of 10 years, the daily diet soda drinkers were more likely to have had a stroke or heart attack, or to have died from vascular disease. The increased risk remained even after study investigators accounted for smoking, exercise, weight, sodium intake, high cholesterol, and other factors that could have contributed to the difference. The results were published online in the Journal of Internal Medicine" In November 2012 there was a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease: having to do with soft drinks and aspartame.
2012 according to the Daily Mail, researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center claim diet soda drinkers are 43 percent more likely to suffer with heart related problems.
In 2017 there was the Framington Heart Study - https://www.washingtonpost.com/.../2017/.../study-links-diet-soda-to-higher-risk-of-stroke.. In July 2017 there was a study from the Canadian Medical Association showing increased rate of heart disease. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-07/cmaj-asl071117.php
Jul 17, 2017 - Canadian Medical Association Journal ... and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart ... Consumption of artificial sweeteners, such asaspartame, sucralose and stevia, is widespread and increasing.
I've just got started but the point is when researchers say you need more studies as an example, the public should realize that since the beginning independent scientific peer reviewed studies have always shown how deadly is aspartame. In fact, Dr. Ralph Walton in doing research for 60 Minutes showed that 92% of "independent" studies showed the problems aspartame triggers or precipitates. http://www.lightenyourtoxicload.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Dr-Walton-survey-of-aspartame-studies.pdf Dr. Walton says if you eliminate 6 that have something to do with the FDA because of their loyalty to industry and one pro-aspartame summary, 100% show the problems. Even in original studies the manufacturer, G. D. Searle, couldn't get aspartame to show safety which is why the FDA tried to have them indicted for fraud. Before aspartame approval the FDA was trying to look out for the public. Since the approval of aspartame through the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld the FDA's loyalty is to Big Pharma they call their customer.
With regard to birth defects brought out below the FDA made a deal with G. D. Searle and sealed the teratology (or birth defect) studies which showed the horror of neural tube defects, spina bifida and cleft palates for starters. You can read about it in this chapter on aspartame and autism from "While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills": https://rense.com/general96/asparautism.html After reading the chapter you can understand why autism has risen 2500 per cent since the approval of aspartame. I've added the information back to the Bressler Report where the FDA removed them: http://www.mpwhi.com/complete_bressler_report.pdf
How many of the independent studies on aspartame showing heart attacks and strokes have the FDA paid attention to? You never hear a peep out of the FDA who protects Big Pharma rather than the public. However, you do see the aspartame industry's front groups attempt to get the public not to take them seriously.
So here below is the latest study on aspartame having to do with heart attacks and stroke - and on dying young.
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame