What's interesting is that the article mentions the established correlation between rats fed high sugar and overeating but claims no such evidence exists in humans. That is wrong. Studies show that fructose in particular can induce hunger and overeating in humans. They're done using brain scans. I will find the studies and post them for you.
I do agree that when isolating or purifying sugars down to their individual components, glucose, fructose, etc it is a different ball game but "sugar", in real life context, is glucose and fructose. Real life consumption of sugar, whether cane, beet, or HFCS includes both. Nobody is eating isolated glucose (unless you're getting an IV or something) and most people now know that isolated fructose is terrible for you. I don't even think diabetics use that anymore do they?
this link isn't working for meWeight loss and metabolic parameters improved in moderate fructose group: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5g3...VHbG9RNHc/edit
Did you actually read this article?High sucrose diet still led to metabolic improvements and weight loss: Metabolic and behavioral effects of a high-sucrose diet during weight loss.
All you can conclude from this study is that a controlled (key word!) low calorie low fat diet will make fat women lose weight. A six week diet that showed no health benefits or problems from a low fat but high sucrose vs low sucrose diet is shaky ground to be claiming sugar is a healthy thing, don't you think? And did you read the sample menus? Gross! Even six weeks of that crap food isn't long enough to show serious health problems.Another potential problem with low-fat, high-sucrose diets is
that high intakes of carbohydrate, especially sucrose, are pur-ported to lead to metabolic derangements, particularly with
regard to lipids. A high carbohydrate intake has been shown to result in elevated plasma triacylglycerol concentrations in some
individuals (15, 16) and to exacerbate hyperglycemia and hy-perinsulinemia in patients with NIDDM (15). In rodent species, sucrose or fructose feeding causes an increase in plasma triac-ylglycerol concentrations (10), and sucrose feeding has been
shown to impair insulin action in comparison with starch feeding in rats (17). In humans, sucrose has been shown to decrease plasma concentrations of high-density-lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in normal young men (1 8) and to increase
fasting tnacylglycerol concentrations in NIDDM patients with hypertriglycendemia (19). Fructose has been shown to increase plasma concentrations of triacylglycerol and cholesterol (20, 21). Other studies, however, suggest that increased dietary carbohydrate leads to elevated triacyiglycerol concentrations, hyperinsulinemia, and hyperglycemia only when fat and en- ergy contents are not reduced ( 1 3, 22). These conflicting reports indicate that the metabolic result of long-term con-sumption of high amounts of sucrose (or indeed complex carbohydrate) on weight loss is not known.
Claiming that exercise increases your tolerance to all carbohydrates via glycogen storage is a far cry from claiming sugar is a necessary health food and people should be eating a lot of it. Exercise can cancel out a lot of immediate harmful effects from a poor diet. It's a great reason to work out but less than compelling one to eat tons of sugar. There is a difference.Good review of fructose by researcher James Krieger: Should You Be Afraid of Fructose? » Weightology
I don't have time to read the rest of your posts right now but I will. I appreciate you taking time to post full texts instead of slapping an abstract in a post and hoping the big works and scientific jargon intimidate your opponent into giving up. I remain unimpressed as to the health benefits of going out of ones way to include lots of sugar in your diet. "Lots" meaning purified sugar more than you would be exposed to in moderate amounts of fruits and vegetables.
I will check the rest of your links later to see if they change my mind.
I'm a busy, professional woman and don't have the time to deal with petty stuff like this. I tried to be exceptionally nice to you still, and to conduct myself in a very polite manner, as always, but obviously you decided to make a fool out of yourself in public.
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Thanks jenn <3
Sorry for my concern. It was time wasted.
I eat 2-3 fruits a day. It adds value to my diet from a micronutrient/antioxidant etc perspective.
But you're kidding yourself on sugar adding any nutritional or health benefit.
Doesn't matter to my health with what you eat or don't eat.