Yeah, the problem with most dietary studies is they lack funding and usually have a sample size which is too small. It all comes down to politics at the end of the day. Where are the goalposts this week and how do we get there? The goal was low CO2 so we allowed stinking, polluting diesels into our cities, conveniently ignoring the other emissions. We knew cigarettes were bad for health decades ago but we didn't ban them - they did reduce appetite and therefore lowered obesity stats. Now people are switching to vapes with flavours like candy floss, they make people hungry and encourage snacking. So now we're targeting sugar.Do we care if the artificial sweeteners are making people ill, giving them cancer or whatever? No, as long as we reduce obesity and related costs. We'll worry about the other stuff later. Drives me mad. Short term knee jerk reactions that don't look at the bigger picture.
There is some links to dementia, brain tumours and so on, but nothing conclusive. Those kind of studies are rather hidden. Are they reputable? I have no idea, but I imagine if you had a product generating billions in profit, you might be able to keep positive studies at the top and hide negative ones. (Much like Monsanto) Take what I say with a pinch of salt because it could be a load of rubbish.
Yeah, no choice there really
I'm allergic to artificial sweetener, little option...it makes me ill.
Is aspertame good for the brain? Am dure i once read it gives memeory loss