Study title and authors:
Increasing brain tumor rates: is there a link to aspartame?
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8939194
The authors analyzed data about brain tumor incidence from 1975 to 1992 and found that the brain tumor increases in the United States occurred in two distinct phases, an early modest increase that may primarily reflect improved diagnostic technology, and a more recent sustained increase in the incidence and shift toward greater malignancy that must be explained by some other factor(s).
They concluded that, compared to other environmental factors putatively linked to brain tumors, the artificial sweetener aspartame is a promising candidate to explain the recent increase in incidence and degree of malignancy of brain tumors.
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Recipe of the day
Grilled Cod with Cayenne Citrus Marinade
|Food Mall: Cod Fillets|
• 1/8 t cayenne pepper
• 2 minced garlic cloves
• 2 T olive oil
• 1 lb cod filets
• 2 T finely chopped chives
• 1 T finely chopped thyme
Combine lemon and lime juices in a bowl with cayenne pepper, garlic, olive oil, and 1/3 c of water to make the marinade.
Place fish in a flat dish, pour in the marinade, and marinate the fish 15 minutes.
Light grill and add the fish. Grill fish 3-4 minutes per side, basting often with the marinade.
Serve the fish with a spoonful of marinade and sprinkle with chives and thyme.