Study: High-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain than sugar

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    Jul 13, 2013 6:06 PM GMT
    http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S26/91/22K07/

    A Princeton University research team has demonstrated that all sweeteners are not equal when it comes to weight gain: Rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same.

    In addition to causing significant weight gain in lab animals, long-term consumption of high-fructose corn syrup also led to abnormal increases in body fat, especially in the abdomen, and a rise in circulating blood fats called triglycerides. The researchers say the work sheds light on the factors contributing to obesity trends in the United States.

    "Some people have claimed that high-fructose corn syrup is no different than other sweeteners when it comes to weight gain and obesity, but our results make it clear that this just isn't true, at least under the conditions of our tests," said psychology professor Bart Hoebel, who specializes in the neuroscience of appetite, weight and sugar addiction. "When rats are drinking high-fructose corn syrup at levels well below those in soda pop, they're becoming obese -- every single one, across the board. Even when rats are fed a high-fat diet, you don't see this; they don't all gain extra weight."
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    Jul 13, 2013 8:32 PM GMT
    I get really annoyed when those commercials are like sugar is sugar you're body can't tell the difference. I'm like if sugar is sugar why is high fructose corn syrup banned in so many countries. That shit is so much worse for our bodies than sugar is that it isn't even funny.
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    Jul 13, 2013 8:35 PM GMT
    They need to ban that shit in this country.
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    Jul 13, 2013 8:44 PM GMT
    High fructose syrup is made from GMO-corn. Yet another reason to never touch the stuff.
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    Jul 13, 2013 8:52 PM GMT
    Its all crap. So, I chose Splenda and aspired to keep up with cardio (most of the time.) icon_cool.gif


    http://healthland.time.com/2011/06/29/studies-why-diet-sodas-are-no-boon-to-dieters/

    Splenda/Sucralose
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/03/splenda-blood-sugar-sucralose-insulin_n_3362122.html

    A Washington University study showed that anything that tastes sweet causes an insulin response.

    Splenda just might be the most inert.
    http://www.splenda.com/faq/no-calorie-sweetener#3

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    Jul 13, 2013 8:52 PM GMT
    RobertF64 saidIts all crap. So, I chose Splenda and aspired to keep up with cardio (most of the time.) icon_cool.gif


    http://healthland.time.com/2011/06/29/studies-why-diet-sodas-are-no-boon-to-dieters/

    Splenda/Sucralose
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/03/splenda-blood-sugar-sucralose-insulin_n_3362122.html

    A Washington University study showed that anything that tastes sweet causes an insulin response.

    Splenda just might be the most inert.
    http://www.splenda.com/faq/no-calorie-sweetener#3

    (which might be a problem out in the environment after it passes through us without breaking down...)

    Stevia is better for you.
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    Jul 13, 2013 8:56 PM GMT
    Unfortunately sucraolse kills off the good bacteria in one's digestive system leading to weight gain and a compromised immune system. It may also cause memory loss. I'll stick with plain old white sugar just the way God intended it.
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    Jul 13, 2013 9:11 PM GMT
    musclehuntr saidUnfortunately sucraolse kills off the good bacteria in one's digestive system leading to weight gain and a compromised immune system. It may also cause memory loss. I'll stick with plain old white sugar just the way God intended it.

    It's also a neurotoxin and causes brain cancer. And low libido. And baldness. And flat feet. And flatulence. And blindness. HFCS; just say no.
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    Jul 13, 2013 9:13 PM GMT
    Good find. Didn't know that.

    http://www.thecompounder.com/answers-a-ideas/things-to-avoid/sugar-a-sweeteners/sucralose-vs-probiotics

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18800291

    http://jdr.sagepub.com/content/69/8/1480


    Can't argue with this logic though:
    http://www.kellycolby.com/health-and-wellness/stevia-what-is-wrong-with-this-picture/

    Back to sugar after I run out of Splenda.
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    Jul 13, 2013 9:15 PM GMT
    RobertF64 said
    Can't argue with this logic though:
    http://www.kellycolby.com/health-and-wellness/stevia-what-is-wrong-with-this-picture/



    I was talking about the plant, not the refined powder.
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    Jul 13, 2013 9:42 PM GMT
    Matiz said
    RobertF64 saidIts all crap. So, I chose Splenda and aspired to keep up with cardio (most of the time.) icon_cool.gif


    http://healthland.time.com/2011/06/29/studies-why-diet-sodas-are-no-boon-to-dieters/

    Splenda/Sucralose
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/03/splenda-blood-sugar-sucralose-insulin_n_3362122.html

    A Washington University study showed that anything that tastes sweet causes an insulin response.

    Splenda just might be the most inert.
    http://www.splenda.com/faq/no-calorie-sweetener#3

    (which might be a problem out in the environment after it passes through us without breaking down...)

    Stevia is better for you.


    Yes! Stevia is better for you! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 14, 2013 12:47 AM GMT
    I definitely gotta give up on sugar completely. icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 14, 2013 12:50 AM GMT
    WaytoDawn saidI definitely gotta give up on sugar completely. icon_sad.gif
    Moderation is key! Remember, Sugar is the devil - Jackie Warner icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 14, 2013 1:03 AM GMT
    Matiz said
    RobertF64 saidIts all crap. So, I chose Splenda and aspired to keep up with cardio (most of the time.) ......

    Stevia is better for you.


    +1
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    Jul 14, 2013 5:08 AM GMT
    But I don't gain weight...so...I'll have an extra large jug of high-fructose corn syrup to go please.
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    Jul 14, 2013 5:30 AM GMT
    'Murrica.