We thought we hammered an Israeli study on artificial sweeteners pretty hard in our Sept 18th Dispatch article Israeli study on sugar substitutes is complete bullsweet. Maybe we did, but we were seriously out-hammered by Matt Raymond s piece Of Mice and Media: A Credulous Response to an Iffy Sweetener Study.
At the ongoing American College of Cardiology meeting, which is being held in Washington a place where the truth is generally in short supply there was an interesting talk which did the location justice. The result: Anyone who takes headlines seriously will be afraid to even look at a bottle of diet soda, let alone drink from one.
Here's a recap of the latest health news stories: The latest and lamest diet soda study, autism awareness up, not rates, and another false dig at phthalates.
The campaign against artificial sweeteners continues full speed ahead. And judging from the headlines these stories typically generate, it is smooth sailing. One of the newer tactics is based on a supposition that drinking diet soda actually makes you gain weight, rather than lose it. Except it s utter nonsense.
Coca-Cola finds itself defending one of the safest and most widely used chemicals you will ever find the artificial sweetener aspartame
Opinion piece alleging that artificially sweetened sodas are as likely to cause obesity as sugary drinks is not remotely a scientific study, despite the headlines implying that it is.