According to the results of the longest study of aspartame as a carcinogen in humans, as few as a diet soda a day can raise the risk of leukemia in men and women and for multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma in men. is important to know that in fact is the most comprehensive study ever conducted long term on this subject, and therefore is more accurate than previous studies that seemed to show no risk. What’s more, you can open the door to new similar findings in other cancers in future studies as well.
The most comprehensive study on aspartame – more than two million-years person
This study prospectively examined data from the Nurses’ Health study and Health Professionals follow-up study within a period of 22 years. Furthermore, the analysis included 47.810 77.218 men and women for a total of 2,278,396 person-years of data. Moreover, despite its large size, which makes this study at a higher level than previous studies it is the thoroughness with which aspartame intake was evaluated. Namely, participants received a detailed dietary questionnaire every two years, and their diets were re-evaluated every four years.
However, previous studies that found no association with the intake of aspartame cancer only participants evaluated both at a point in time that could be a major weakness that affects your accuracy.
A diet soda a day increases the risk of leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma
according to the combined results of this study, only 12 fl oz. may or 355ml of diet soda daily contributes to:
– 42% increased risk of leukemia in men and women (pooled)
– 102% higher risk of multiple myeloma in men only
– 31% increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in men only
Furthermore, it is actually known why only men who drink large amounts of soda diet showed an increased risk of multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Indeed, diet soda is most dietary source of aspartame in the United States. It is estimated that each year about 5,250 tons of aspartame in total, which is about 86% or 4,500 tons in diet soft drinks consumed by Americans.
Confirmation of previous high quality research in animals
The importance quality research shown in this new study. Furthermore, most recent studies showing no relationship between aspartame and cancer have been criticized for their lack of time and inaccuracy in the assessment of aspartame intake long term.
On the other hand, this new study solves these two problems. It should be no surprise, as it shows a positive relationship with cancer as a study of best research in its class, prior conducted in animals, ie 900 rats throughout their natural life, showed very similar results in 2006: aspartame dramatically increased the risk of lymphoma and leukemia in men and women.
As you can see, there are now more reasons than ever to completely avoid the consumption of aspartame. For those who are tempted to eat soft sugary drinks as a healthy alternative, this study had a surprising finding: men who consumed one or more soft sugary drinks daily had a risk 66% of non-Hodgkin lymphomas, which is even worse that diet sodas.
Perhaps the most refreshment is no soda at all.