Topic: Aspartame and high triglycerides
I was wondering if anyone knows or experienced anything similar - and if there's a connection between aspartame consumption and elevated triglycerides in the blood.
I've been having issues with high triglycerides since last autumn - ever since my gallbladder attacks started. I then lost my gallbladder, lost 60 lbs, started to eat very healthy..cutting out most of the fat and a LOT of the carbs I used to eat. Despite of this my triglycerides remained unresponsive (they would go down a bit just to jump back up to 400-500's). My cholesterol went down and stayed normal after a matter of few weeks.
I - and my doctor - was puzzled about this issue, they tried to put me on statins but I know how dangerous those are as well..so I refused and hoped my healthy lifestyle would bring a change.
Well, right about now I am wondering what if aspartame makes it high? Considering how alcohol elevates triglycerides and aspartame breaks down to methyl alcohol (amongst others)...
I could not really find any data about this online but perhaps someone else experienced this or heard of this?
I know it could be genetics that my triglycerides are high..however I used to be a young (30) healthy person until a year ago, with no prior health issues whatsoever..
Last edited by silverlily (09-13-2009 1:54 pm)