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    Fructose: it's "alcohol without the buzz". [Adv Nutr. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

    This should be of interest to those who overindulge in alcohol. There have also been several studies reported this week showing that people can be addicted to carbs and fructose with glucose and insulin responses similar to those of alcoholics.
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    Ahh, good ol' Dr. Lustig.

    This guy has been debunked thoroughly, and I don't really trust much of his work to be honest (not bashing this study because I haven't read it, but his sugar and fructose scaremongering has gone much too far in recent instances).

    Actually, Alan Aragon addresses this study in his posts about Lustig's claims about fructose, I suggest you check them out (as well as the comment section, which is just as educational as the actual post, as Alan Aragon and Lustig go back and forth, Lyle McDonald is hilarious, and Fred Hahn spouts his usual nonsense).

    Original post: The bitter truth about fructose alarmism. | Alan Aragon's Blog
    Recap post, outlining the best of the comments and the whole situation: A retrospective of the fructose alarmism debate. | Alan Aragon's Blog
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    Would be good to see the whole article. Especially because right in the abstract he is making the claim on the Japanese diet that was so debated on Alan's blog. I can't say that either side was utterly convincing.

    The blog and debate linked is a couple of years old so I would like to read this in its entirety and see if there is some new data.

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    I get a buzz from eating fruit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptocode View Post
    Fructose: it's "alcohol without the buzz". [Adv Nutr. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

    This should be of interest to those who overindulge in alcohol. There have also been several studies reported this week showing that people can be addicted to carbs and fructose with glucose and insulin responses similar to those of alcoholics.
    Robert Lustig would actually make a good journalist for gossip magazines. He has a penchant for stirring up sensationalism. The problem is that he compromises his credibility by neglecting to include data that significantly reduces the shock value of his dramatized pleas.

    I highly encourage anyone interested to read a much more objective review of the fructose topic here (it happens to be in the same journal): Challenging the Fructose Hypothesis: New Perspectives on Fructose Consumption and Metabolism

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Aragon View Post
    Robert Lustig would actually make a good journalist for gossip magazines. He has a penchant for stirring up sensationalism. The problem is that he compromises his credibility by neglecting to include data that significantly reduces the shock value of his dramatized pleas.

    I highly encourage anyone interested to read a much more objective review of the fructose topic here (it happens to be in the same journal): Challenging the Fructose Hypothesis: New Perspectives on Fructose Consumption and Metabolism
    The Alan Aragon making an appearance on the primal forums? Aww sheeeet
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakejoh10 View Post
    The Alan Aragon making an appearance on the primal forums? Aww sheeeet
    Hey Jake,

    I just read your new blog post - really enjoyed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Aragon View Post
    Hey Jake,

    I just read your new blog post - really enjoyed it.
    Not sure if really Alan Aragon, but either way, I'm glad you liked it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakejoh10 View Post
    Not sure if really Alan Aragon, but either way, I'm glad you liked it!
    LOL, yeah it's definitely me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Aragon View Post
    LOL, yeah it's definitely me.
    Ok cool. Glad someone's here to lay the research smackdowns when needed!
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