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Old 12-14-2009, 04:24 PM   #1
Jim Brikman
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Study links fructose with diabetes, obesity, heart disease, etc

Article: Child diabetes blamed on food sweetener.
Study: Consuming fructose-sweetened, not glucose-sweetened, beverages increases visceral adiposity and lipids and decreases insulin sensitivity in overweight/obese humans.

Just a matter of time before we find similar nasty effects from all the artificial crap in our food. Probably not new to most people here, but just another reason to eat real/whole/raw foods as much as possible.
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:28 PM   #2
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Re: Study links fructose with diabetes, obesity, heart disease, etc

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Article: Child diabetes blamed on food sweetener.
Study: Consuming fructose-sweetened, not glucose-sweetened, beverages increases visceral adiposity and lipids and decreases insulin sensitivity in overweight/obese humans.

Just a matter of time before we find similar nasty effects from all the artificial crap in our food. Probably not new to most people here, but just another reason to eat real/whole/raw foods as much as possible.
Like, say, fruit?

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Old 12-14-2009, 08:57 PM   #3
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Re: Study links fructose with diabetes, obesity, heart disease, etc

No not fruit.

A great video that talks about fructose's impact on your system and metabolic pathways.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM (WFS, might have a curse word in ther but I can't full remember).

processed fructose and high-fructose corn-syrup is practically a poison.

The speaker in the video does take note that fructose when consumed in fruit form, i.e. with fiber, is okay and it's the processed stuff that's killing us.
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:23 PM   #4
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Re: Study links fructose with diabetes, obesity, heart disease, etc

FYI (wfs):

http://http://www.nutritiondata.com/...000000-1.html?

This list is based on a 200 calorie serving.
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:06 AM   #5
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Re: Study links fructose with diabetes, obesity, heart disease, etc

The study compare fructose and glucose. High fructose corn syrup contains both, as does table sugar (sucrose). The food industry prefer HFCS becuase it's cheaper tahn cane sugar.

Eating too much of it isn't good for you. Eating too much table sugar isn't good for you. Eating too much honey isn't good for you. Here we have three foods that range from unnatural to natural. The common point is that over consumption is bad not whether it's natural or not.

The other problem with HFCS and sugar in general is that it's insidious. Your bread is sweetened, you jerky is sweetened. Americans's love sweet food. Spicy eel is the best selling sushi in the US in part because of the very sweet sauce.

Food manufacturers add sugar and of HFCS to everything because it's cheap, bulks up food, retain moisture and freshness, improves mouth feel and is generally tasty.

I wouldn't worry too much about the chemical make up of the sugar in your diet but rather the amount you consume.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:22 AM   #6
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Re: Study links fructose with diabetes, obesity, heart disease, etc

Stupid, stupid study. No one ever consumes pure glucose or pure fructose as a sweetener, ever. If this study had found the same results comparing sucrose v. HFCS, that would be something worth reporting. As it stands though, it is a study of extremes with no application to the real world.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:32 AM   #7
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Re: Study links fructose with diabetes, obesity, heart disease, etc

Cane sugar = Sucrose = glucose + fructose

Overload from fructose (all sources) is the big metabolic issue.....and all the fat it deposits in the liver (your biggest fat burning organ there is).

Fruit gets a bad rap in all this, but in a normal "healthy" person....they could eat all the fruit they want and not come close to the fructose overload levels as seen with people eating processed foods (sodas, foods with added sugars, etc).

Ironic how most all civilizations who eat high carb/fruit from all natural sources are fine.....until processed foods/sugars are introduced......then it all goes south.
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:43 PM   #8
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Re: Study links fructose with diabetes, obesity, heart disease, etc

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No not fruit.

A great video that talks about fructose's impact on your system and metabolic pathways.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM (WFS, might have a curse word in ther but I can't full remember).

processed fructose and high-fructose corn-syrup is practically a poison.

The speaker in the video does take note that fructose when consumed in fruit form, i.e. with fiber, is okay and it's the processed stuff that's killing us.

That was a GREAT lecture!
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