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    Very interesting interview about the toxicity of Sugar

    I wonder if they are missing the point here and what they really should be talking about is too many carbs and the insulin reaction that produces.

    Is sugar toxic? - CBS News

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    The public will never be ready to hear the truth about carbs. The CW types say they "don't know who or what to believe" anymore due to all the contradictory stories like the one about the guy who lost weight on Twinkies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harambur View Post
    I wonder if they are missing the point here and what they really should be talking about is too many carbs and the insulin reaction that produces.

    Is sugar toxic? - CBS News
    Too many carbs/too much insulin is definitely an issue with metabolically deranged (read most) people.
    But there's something especially insidious about fructose.





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    I thought the interview was a good start. My concern is that the interviewer didn't mention how carbs from sources other than table sugar or added sweeteners break down into simple sugars. It could have been much improved with that information.

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    With great interest, I watched the sugar segment on 60 Minutes last evening. My thought: at the very least, it has put a bee in people's bonnets...the reality has been said and cannot be unsaid. A national platform such as this well-respected TV show is a step in the right direction. I also have noticed the increase in articles, programs, reports, and such which the obesity epidemic has inspired. There ARE entities expressing concern. And not a moment too soon.

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    I'm having difficulty pulling up the "Overtime" segments on my work computer, but there were some great supplemental pieces there, too. You get Dr. Gupta all but saying that fats aren't evil and likely better than sugar/carbs. He doesn't come out and say it, but you can almost tell that he wants to. If it wasn't so damned important, it would be humorous.

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    I was able to watch it last night. I have not been able to convince my boyfriend that this way of eating is better than his way, which is high in sugar (bagels with almond butter and jam, pastries, gels and energy drinks when exercising, etc.) He was very quiet and almost angry during the show. I think he's mad that I might be right.
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    Don't get your hopes up. Mainstream media does this all the time to cover their butts. No one can say they didn't warn us, right? In the meantime, all their other outlets are in the pockets of the PR guys at Big Agribusiness and Big Pharma and pimping their latest poison. Guess where CBS's bread is buttered (no carb pun intended)? That's right, their advertisers. Take away the Levitra ads alone and CBS probably goes out of business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWPrimate View Post
    Too many carbs/too much insulin is definitely an issue with metabolically deranged (read most) people.
    But there's something especially insidious about fructose.
    I agree that fructose is the key. Starch in moderation within the context of a balanced diet is harmless for a normal functioning metabolism.

    Even the CW in the UK is that white sugar is harmful. HFCS is not in widespread use in our processed foods, thankfully.
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    SBHIKES -- He's mad? Boo-hiss. I'm facing that w/ my step-father. I swear he thinks I'm trying to personally hurt him by suggesting that bread is *not* the staff of life.

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