NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
July 19, 2017
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that a study from the April issue of The Journal of Nutrition followed 21,243 black and white men and women 45 years of age or older and tracked their eating styles for 6.25 years?

Of the 2,513 participants who died during that period, those with the highest intake of the Paleo and Mediterranean diets had the least risk for all-cause and cause-specific mortality compared to other eating styles.

A brand new Pure Genomics panel, Cognition and Mental Health, is available. Paid NCI Well Connect Members can simply email us for updated results. Non-paying members can access their update for $25 or purchase a membership.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
Artificial Sweeteners: Ranked Amongst Worst Public Health Disasters
Bonnie and Steve: Watching the public health landscape over the last 30 plus years has been interesting to say the least.

Eating trends are like clothing styles: they seem to come back into vogue every 15 to 20 years.

Big Food's continued effort to deliver food more efficiently through processing has backfired. For example, trans fats, after decades of raising heart disease risk in the US, was summarily removed from the food supply several years ago. Not surprisingly, heart disease risk has gone down since then.

That said, aside from Big Tobacco trying to convince us early on that cigarettes were healthy, there a few worse examples of public health treason than the introduction of artificial sweeteners.

From the way they were approved (aspartame was ramrodded through FDA approval, despite ominous side effects, by then Searle CEO Donald Rumsfeld, because of his political ties), to the preposterous claims that they would help blood sugar disorders and allow you to maintain healthy weight, are reasons why artificial sweeteners have been one of the banes of our existence.

Read about how artificial sweeteners got approved in this Vice article.

Now that artificial sweeteners have been outed as the lethal chemicals that they are, 40 years too late, there is no vindication here. Just utter disappointment that it could take this long for the research to expose artificial sweeteners as poison.

On the heels of a study from the April issue of Stroke, showing that artificially sweetened soda greatly increased the risk of stroke, all-cause dementia, and Alzheimer's disease dementia, we have two more lovely studies to report.

Just this week, researchers from a study in Canadian Medical Association Journal stated that artificial sweeteners do not help you maintain balanced body weight. Moreover, study participants who consumed artificial sweeteners were more likely to develop future health problems, including increased weight gain, diabetes and other negative cardiovascular outcomes.

A study from the June issue of Clinical Nutrition also found a 21 percent increase in diabetes risk from artificial sweeteners.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. We have seen many more chronic and acute maladies from artificial sweetener consumption in our practice than what research has discovered up to this point.

We get no satisfaction from this. We do breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that we did the right thing for our clients by urging them to eschew artificial sweeteners. We feel awful for the millions who were bedazzled by Big Food's marketing machine.

One thing will never change no matter how frustrated or disillusioned we may be. We will never give up fighting the good fight, for ourselves, for our families, and for you.
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