I figured I owed it to myself to get an idea of what was going on with artificial sweeteners. A few months ago a friend of mine who is studying “herbs and stuff” (I'm sure there is an important sounding term for this, like natropath or something, but it's not my domain so I'm not sure what it is) told me that I shouldn't consume anything with artificial sweeteners in them (like Equal, NutraSweet, etc) and that in some countries it was illegal for people with certain occupations to consume this stuff, such as pilots in some European countries..
The reason is because of all the really bad things that happen to them, as I found out when I had a look on the web this evening.
Not sure what I'm going to do about lowering my intake at the moment, since I'm pretty much addicted to my 10 to 20 litres of low-joule cola a day.
Next they'll be telling me that smoking a pack of cigarettes a day is bad for me..