[ExI] Dangers of coffee and black tea??

Adam Raizen adam.raizen at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 05:32:55 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 03:25, Dave Sill <sparge at gmail.com> wrote:

> Research in animals has shown that sucralose can cause many problems
> in rats, mice, and rabbits, such as:
>    * Shrunken thymus glands (up to 40% shrinkage)
>    * Enlarged liver and kidneys.
>    * Atrophy of lymph follicles in the spleen and thymus
>    * Increased cecal weight
>    * Reduced growth rate
>    * Decreased red blood cell count
>    * Hyperplasia of the pelvis
>    * Extension of the pregnancy period
>    * Aborted pregnancy
>    * Decreased fetal body weights and placental weights
>    * Diarrhea

I just reread the Wikipedia article, and these are mostly if not all
(without going through the list one-by-one) alleged to occur in mega-doses
in rats. Yes, everything in megadoses causes problems, including distilled

 > In any event, refined sugar leads to metabolic syndrom
> > and type-II diabetes, coronary heart disease, etc., so there's always a
> > trade-off.
> That's only from chronic overconsumption, if at all. Butter, eggs,
> coffee, alcohol...all have been vilified in the past and lately
> redeemed, provided that consumption is moderate.

Well, chronic consumption at any rate. And whatever problems there might be
from artificial sweeteners certainly also require chronic consumption.

Adam Raizen <adam.raizen at gmail.com>
Timendi causa est nescire.
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