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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Friday, 6 May 2011

Artificial sweeteners positively associated with urinary tract tumors

This post include a synopsis of a study published in Preventive Medicine 2008 Jul;47(1):136-9 and a recipe for Louisiana fillets.

Study title and authors:
Artificial sweetener consumption and urinary tract tumors in Cordoba, Argentina.
Andreatta MM, Muñoz SE, Lantieri MJ, Eynard AR, Navarro A.
Escuela de Nutrición, Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina.

This study can be accessed at:

Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic
The objective of the study was to determine the role of the habitual use of the most common artificial sweeteners in the development of urinary tract tumors. The study consisted of 197 patients with  confirmed urinary tract tumors and 397 controls with non-urinary tract diseases, admitted to the same hospitals.
The study found that:
(a) Those that had used artificial sweeteners for only a short time had a 10% increase in urinary tract tumors compared to those who were non-users.
(b) Those that had used artificial sweeteners for more than ten years had a 118% increase in urinary tract tumors compared to those who were non-users.
To conclude: Regular use of artificial sweeteners for 10 years or more is positively associated with urinary tract tumors.

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Recipe of the day

Louisiana Fillets

Fresh Ruby Red Rainbow Trout Fillet, (2lb fillet, serves 4)
Food Mall: Trout
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 1/2 pounds of fish fillets - sole, trout, snapper or catfish
2 Tbsp lemon juice
3/4 tsp. lemon and pepper spice
1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/8 tsp. garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350F. Heat oil with lemon juice in a shallow pan. Coat both sides of fillets with this mix. Lay fillets side by side, overlapping slightly if necessary, in a pan. Mix spices together, and sprinkle over fillets. Bake for 20-25 minutes, depending on size of fillets and type of fish (catfish bakes the longest). Also, the pan may blacken, but that's fine, the liquid will keep the fish moist. Serve immediately.

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