Get TPR’s best stories of the day and a jump start to the weekend with the 321 Newsletter — straight to your inbox every day. Sign up for it here.
A new study led by researchers at UT Health San Antonio has found a possible association between diet sodas consumed during pregnancy and a risk of autism in male children.
TPR’s Jerry Clayton spoke with Dr. Sharon Parten Fowler, adjunct assistant professor of medicine at UT Health San Antonio and lead author of the study.
This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
Clayton: Aspartame has been linked to other neurophysiological issues ever since it was introduced. Tell me about some of those problems.
Fowler: Yes, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration began receiving complaints in 1983 of different neurological problems, and they included headache, depression, seizures — different [and] very serious conditions that people were having. And so those complaints have continued over the years.
And there have been case studies that have been reported. There have been clinical trials that have been conducted. There have been prospective studies that have found problems, including depression and even questions about whether dementia is increased among people who are using diet beverages daily. So, a wide range of possibilities.
The study found boys diagnosed with autism were more than three times as likely to have been born to mothers who reported consuming at least one or more servings of diet soda a day during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Clayton: Is it too early, do you think, to say that, in the least, expectant mothers should probably avoid aspartame?
Fowler: I’m highly, highly convinced myself that women who are planning to become pregnant or who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid these products. It’s very convenient to think of having sweet taste without calories, but it’s not sweet taste without consequences.
I would say there are a number of studies in animals that have shown increased glucose intolerance over the past two decades. Animal studies have been reporting problems among both adult animals and also offspring that were exposed because their mothers were consuming aspartame.
In each of those cases, there could be increased weight gain and especially those that the ability of the animal to control glucose levels. So glucose intolerance was increased in the animals that had been exposed in the womb during the pregnancy.
But in 2010, studies started reporting problems in human offspring that were exposed daily or more often to diet sodas or other diet beverages. So in 2010, 2015, ’16, ’17, ’20, ’23, before our study in ’23. There were multiple studies that came out. The first thing that was reported was increased risk of premature birth.
There was a one third increase in overall premature birth and a two thirds increase in early pregnancy, premature birth among women who were using diet sodas and beverages daily during their pregnancy. So that’s a big warning flag, I would say.
Then some results of other studies of children who were born, who were large for gestational age when they were born, and they at one year and then subsequently at five years, eight years, 12 years, they were twice as likely to be overweight or obese as children who had not been exposed during pregnancy to artificially sweetened drinks.
So, these are big warning signs that have been out there already for prematurity and cardiometabolic problems.
The study, “Daily Early-Life Exposures to Diet Soda and Aspartame Are Associated with Autism in Males: A Case-Control Study,” was published in the international journal Nutrients last month.
The mention sources can contact us to remove/changing this article
What Are The Main Benefits Of Comparing Car Insurance Quotes Online
LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 24, 2020, / Compare-autoinsurance.Org has launched a new blog post that presents the main benefits of comparing multiple car insurance quotes. For more info and free online quotes, please visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/the-advantages-of-comparing-prices-with-car-insurance-quotes-online/ The modern society has numerous technological advantages. One important advantage is the speed at which information is sent and received. With the help of the internet, the shopping habits of many persons have drastically changed. The car insurance industry hasn't remained untouched by these changes. On the internet, drivers can compare insurance prices and find out which sellers have the best offers. View photos The advantages of comparing online car insurance quotes are the following: Online quotes can be obtained from anywhere and at any time. Unlike physical insurance agencies, websites don't have a specific schedule and they are available at any time. Drivers that have busy working schedules, can compare quotes from anywhere and at any time, even at midnight. Multiple choices. Almost all insurance providers, no matter if they are well-known brands or just local insurers, have an online presence. Online quotes will allow policyholders the chance to discover multiple insurance companies and check their prices. Drivers are no longer required to get quotes from just a few known insurance companies. Also, local and regional insurers can provide lower insurance rates for the same services. Accurate insurance estimates. Online quotes can only be accurate if the customers provide accurate and real info about their car models and driving history. Lying about past driving incidents can make the price estimates to be lower, but when dealing with an insurance company lying to them is useless. Usually, insurance companies will do research about a potential customer before granting him coverage. Online quotes can be sorted easily. Although drivers are recommended to not choose a policy just based on its price, drivers can easily sort quotes by insurance price. Using brokerage websites will allow drivers to get quotes from multiple insurers, thus making the comparison faster and easier. For additional info, money-saving tips, and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ Compare-autoinsurance.Org is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc. "Online quotes can easily help drivers obtain better car insurance deals. All they have to do is to complete an online form with accurate and real info, then compare prices", said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company. CONTACT: Company Name: Internet Marketing CompanyPerson for contact Name: Gurgu CPhone Number: (818) 359-3898Email: [email protected]: https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ SOURCE: Compare-autoinsurance.Org View source version on accesswire.Com:https://www.Accesswire.Com/595055/What-Are-The-Main-Benefits-Of-Comparing-Car-Insurance-Quotes-Online View photos
to request, modification Contact us at Here or [email protected]
- Doctors question value of other cold medicines after phenylephrine’s fall : Shots
- DeSantis called Haley an establishment candidate. See how she reacted
- Unfiltered traffic-related air pollution linked to increased BP
- Henry Kissinger has died at 100. See the moments that defined his career
- How one Ukrainian solder survived on his own for days in trenches
- Billy Porter on being a queer black man in the music industry, the actor’s strike & Trump’s America
- Alcohol, White Bread Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk
- Hopes of Israel – Hamas truce extension as more hostages in Gaza set to be freed | BBC News
- ‘Trading turds’: Billionaire investor Charlie Munger’s best one-liners from over the years
- UK expands HIV screening programme as Elton John addresses lawmakers
- Google accused of placing adverts on adult entertainment and sanctioned companies’ websites
- Canada and WHO pursue closer engagement on gender, equity, universal health coverage and more