tall, thin, irritable
No **** Sherlock. A goof friend of mine consumed more of that crap every day than anyone I have even seen. He'd stuff two or three more sweetners in his Coke Zero' or Diet Coke or whatever - and put down half a case of them per day. He'd go to the local McDonalds daily and get four huge schooners of iced tea and dumps dozens and dozens of packages in them to the point where the store cut him off. They were handing him box after box of the stuff and finally had enough.
I warned him for years about all that and his response was always that 'they say it's safe' and my standard response was 'lab rats get cancer when they consume huge quantities of the stuff. He got kidney cancer that metastasized first to the other kidney and ultimately winding up in his brain where it killed him. He felt it was an industrial chemical spill we were very, very, very peripherally involved in in 1986. Yuh huh.
We are our own worst enemy.
Aspartame sweetener used in Diet Coke a possible carcinogen, WHO’s cancer research agency to say
Since 1981, JECFA has said aspartame is safe to consume within accepted daily limits. For example, an adult weighing 60 kg (132 pounds) would have to drink between 12 and 36 cans of diet soda – depending on the amount of aspartame in the beverage – every day to be at risk. Its view has been widely shared by national regulators, including in the United States and Europe
Aspartame sweetener used in Diet Coke a possible carcinogen, WHO’s cancer research agency to say - sources