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10-05-17, 08:42 PM
Dr. Michael Greger
October 4 2017

You may be getting more than you bargained for when you reach for a diet soda. Research suggests that sucralose and other artificial sweeteners alter your gut bacteria and cause insulin resistance.
On April Fool’s Day, 1998, the Food and Drug Administration approved (https://www.foodingredientsonline.com/doc/fda-approves-high-intensity-sweetener-sucralo-0001) the artificial sweetener sucralose, aka 1,6-dichloro- 1,6-dideoxy-beta-D-fructofuranosyl-4- chloro-4-deoxy-alpha-D-galactopyranoside. But, despite its scary name, the worst it seemed (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16942478) to do was just be a rare migraine trigger in susceptible individuals, to which the manufacturer of sucralose replied (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18184301) that you have to weigh whatever risk there may be against its broader health benefits, “helping to mitigate the health risks associated with the national epidemic of obesity.”

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Ora Moose
10-06-17, 12:29 AM
“helping to mitigate the health risks associated with the national epidemic of obesity.”

1,6-dichloro- 1,6-dideoxy-beta-D-fructofuranosyl-4- chloro-4-deoxy-alpha-D-galactopyranoside.l (http://www.care2.com/greenliving/how-artificial-sweeteners-affect-gut-bacteria.html)

yikes, too much alphabet

Amazing that LV hasn't trickled onto here yet so let me be the first. I took my son there for his college graduation present years ago and we stayed at Excalibur (across the street from horror) for a week, during witch our maid raided and ransacked my wallet to the tune of $400 missing one night.

Wonder what impact this event will have on that place, no innocence lost.

As to obesity, I think that's also an American phenomenon as in too much choice too much to eat. I fast at least once a week and feel much better thereafter, try it you'll love your food that much better afterwards, and your scale too. I diet to GAIN weight, not lose and love my food fruit veggies and munchies galore just not corporate packaged crap.