I'm not sure if Ironman was arguing for less sugar, less artificial sweetener, or both.
Anyway, I can accept the "warrants more studies" response. That's reasonable. The earlier responses seemed more like a denial backlash against anything that might be even remotely seen as pro-sugar.
In the mean time I will avoid consuming newly created artificial chemicals whenever I can... like I said before, yogurt is sweet enough already - no need to pour aspartame on it.
Also, it seems like a good thing to break this idea that "sweet tastes good", and "not-sweet tastes bad". Using aspartame as a transitional crutch might be helpful, but ultimately, why continue to buy in to the fallacy that's been forced on us by years of growing up on Fruit Loops and Kool-Aid?
I was arguing for less sugar and that artificial sweeteners are safe. Study after study after study shows this. I have said this over and over again in this thread. So have other people. Open your eyes and read.
This is a great example of cognitive dissonance. Notice that despite evidence and rational arguments, the irrational beliefs are maintained.
There is no backlash against sugar. There is backlash against junk science. How many ways do I have to say your sited study is bulol$h1t, bollocks, poppycock, bologna, hogwash, flimflam, flapdoodle, claptrap, bunk and humbug.
Aspartame is not new at all. Also I said before THERE IS NO ASPARTAME IN YOGURT, for the 10th fv(k1ng time! It is splenda. aspartame=not in sugar-free yogurt, splenda=in sugar-free yogurt.
sweet taste is not good or bad, it's a matter of opinion. The reason we like it is because is because fruit is sweet. Some things are good sweet and some are not, and which things are which depends on the person.