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  •  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.

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