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January 23, 2007

Doctor Knows Best? Science/Technology

Do you think the US has the greatest health care system in the world? Do you drink diet sodas? If so (even if not), you'll want to read this. Very interesting.

[Via Cryptogon]

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It's strange, but I have consumed Diet Coke for much of my adult life, and yet I've also had no headaches, no seizures, no blindness, no persistent amnesia, no blurry vision...nothing!

*****

Lesson: the plural of anecdote is not data.

Posted by: Kevin at January 23, 2007 02:19 PM

Some people smoke all of their lives and don't get lung cancer. It doesn't mean that smoking isn't detrimental to your health. Read the facts on aspartame: http://www.mindbodyhealth.com/aspartame.htm

-John

Posted by: John Cummings at January 23, 2007 04:07 PM

People are allergic to a lot of things -- I'm allergic to bee stings. Instead of making a federal case out of it I ... do my best to avoid bees. The fact that a few people out of billions has an adverse reaction is no reason to denigrate a perfectly good product.

Posted by: Kevin at January 24, 2007 10:51 AM

People are allergic to a lot of things

Please feel free to show how the symptoms are an ALLERGIC reaction.

Come on "Kevin", the readers of PastPeak are counting on you!

Instead of making a federal case out of it I ... do my best to avoid bees

1) Where is there a 'federal case'?
2) Please show where the FDA (part of health and human services) has stated there is a reaction to Aspartame.

The fact that a few people out of billions has an adverse reaction is no reason to denigrate a perfectly good product.

Smacks of the PR reaction as noted in books like 'toxic sludge is good for you'. So you are claiming a product that can cause harm == good product?

If we wait a day, will you change your position? Like you did from 'its an anecdote' to 'people have reactions'

Posted by: at January 24, 2007 12:05 PM