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    Is Sugar a poison?

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    If you have some time (about 50 minutes) this podcast is a very good opportunity to hear both sides of the debate. Here is a list of the scientists being interviewed.

    Robert Lustig – University of California, San Francisco, author of Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease

    James Ruff – Biologist post-doc at The University of Utah

    John Sievenpiper – Knowledge Synthesis Lead of the Toronto 3D Knowledge Synthesis and Clinical Trials Unit, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada

    Michael Moss – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at The New York Times, and author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

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    Will listen later, but I want to say that I have a massive problem when people associate sugar with words like "poison" , "toxic" , "evil" , etc. It's just alarmism and it's absolutely ridiculous.
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    Interesting that its gonna bring in a few different POV's. Will listen and report back on the winner

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    Sugar a poison? I suppose that it depends on dosage as everything else, but sugar is definitely a poison to diabetics...
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    National Geographic Aug 2013
    Sugar: Why We can't Resist it
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    Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?

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    The more you try to viral this, the more ridiculous it sounds. Keep pushing this agenda though, maybe one day what believe, eating massive doses of refined fats is normal and healthy will come true(not)

    Also, top lol at the natgeo article
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    Just for fun, I looked up the LD50 for table sugar. 29,700 mg/kg. So it would take about 2,673 grams of sugar to kill me.
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    So 10 minutes in: They are talking about cupcakes, processed foods, and soda pop... all to average 22 teaspoons of sugar a day (like 90 grams of pure sugar...not talking just carbs here) for Americans. Breakdown of different types of sugars. Then suggesting that we reduce (not eliminate sugar). In fact the interviewer is talking like to amounts from 30 years ago, not paleo. Kind of standard "getting to know ya" stuff so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckhammer View Post
    Interesting that its gonna bring in a few different POV's. Will listen and report back on the winner
    Don't think there is a winner just different perspectives although the clinical trials guy from Toronto has some interesting info. Also they do not bring in a Paleo or Primal perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derpamix View Post
    The more you try to viral this, the more ridiculous it sounds. Keep pushing this agenda though, maybe one day what believe, eating massive doses of refined fats is normal and healthy will come true(not)

    Also, top lol at the natgeo article
    I wouldn't say this is anti sugar just anti sugar overload.

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