Specious arguements: use of artificial sweetners and obesity/diabetes linked without really understanding a cause and effect relationship between the two (Do diabetics just eat more artificial sweetners? Do artificial sweetners make you obese in an of themselves? Or do people just eat more of an item falsely thinking that artifical sweetners are "healthier"?).
This arguement: eating eggs and increased risk of death are linked without really understanding a cause and effect relationship between the two (The study didn't examine if eggs actually DID any harm, just that if you died, you may have eaten an egg) .
Both conclusions are somewhat sensational. Both articles don't lead to any greater understanding of cause and effect relationships between health conditions and food consumption. And as you say:
neither the scientists nor the writers are stating that artificial sweeteners concretely cause obesity or diabetes.
Just as the article about eggs states:
It did not examine what about the eggs might affect the risk of death.
Sounds to me, IMHO, that someone had research money that had to be spent!!! One can find pretty much ANY conclusion about EVERYTHING that we consume on the internet...
And mostly, I thought the article I posted was pretty funny ("Don't eat EGGS because you MAY DIE" is the conclusion the article was hoping for, which is actually a pretty obvious thing!) and I didn't want to hijack your thread.
Just trying to put a smile on everyone's face, that's all...sometimes we can ALL lighten up, just a little bit, when it comes to diet and exercise, no?