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  •  there does seem to be an important difference (2+ / 0-)
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    Involuntary Exile, mos1133

    Below are the results from a couple of studies.  It turns out, hfcs does create more fat people and more diabetics faster than sugar.  Here is an intro, and why these studies matter: According to the latest statistics, new cases of diabetes have increased by 90 percent in the last 10 years, and diabetes or pre-diabetes now strikes one in four Americans. Those are absolutely astounding statistics to say the least. Dr. Joseph Mercola

    The studies:

    A new study in mice sheds light on at least part of the reason for the insulin resistance that can come from diets high in high-fructose corn syrup, a sweetener found in most sodas and many other processed foods.

    Fructose is much more readily metabolized to fat in the liver than glucose, and in the process can lead to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. NAFLD in turn leads to hepatic insulin resistance and type II diabetes. Science Daily March 3, 2009  


    "Insulin resistance is a common feature of the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Both have reached epidemic proportions worldwide with the global adoption of the westernized diet along with increased consumption of fructose, stemming from the wide and increasing use of high-fructose corn syrup sweeteners.  

       It is well established that fructose is more lipogenic than glucose, and high-fructose diets have been linked to hypertriglyceridemia, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and insulin resistance." Cell Metabolism March 2009; 9(3):252-64  

    It may be that the amount of processing makes a difference, and I assume processing is done with corp bottom lines considered first and foremost, with zero consideration given to health of the consumer, unless said consumer drops dead after the first sip.  --  AJ

    •  Sugar is somewhat healthier than corn syrup (2+ / 0-)
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      Involuntary Exile, mos1133

      I say somewhat healthier, because no one should be loading up on sugar either, but when sugar metabolizes in the liver, it sends a hormone to the brain to produce leptin, which is a neurotransmitter which tells thee body that it has enough sugar in the blood, and therefore acts as a type of hunger suppressant. That's why when someone eats a bunch of sucrose-laden sweets like candy and cookies, he/she gets a tummy ache very quickly after eating too much sugar.

      The problem with high fructose corn syrup is that it metabolizes faster and doesn't have the same subsequent hormone transmission to the brain to stop eating HFCS.

    •  Thanks. I hate what appears to be random (0+ / 0-)

      bull crap without justification.  You sound intelligent.  I hope you are.

      The true danger in politics is when people in power elevate ideological purity over their basic humanity, empathy, and common sense. -- thereisnospoon

      by alliedoc on Sun Oct 03, 2010 at 12:04:11 PM PDT

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