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Originally posted by Shadowfoot
lets look at the socio economic factors: they quash the entire cane and beet industry for sugar source material, continuing to leave some countries like Jamaica without a centuries long held source for exports, and Oregon for use of the sugar beet.
Originally posted by IamCorrect
Not directly. But it demonstrates the fallacy of the notion that some have that all sugars have the same degree of deleterious effects, or that the disaccharide sucrose (table sugar) is just as bad for you as fructose or glucose independently because it is composed of glucose and sucrose.
HFCS is not roughly equivalent to sucrose as if often contended, because it is not in disaccharide form, and the two component monosaccharides are not fused together by a glycosidic bond. Moreover, the ratio of fructose to glucose is increased.
And I also don't understand your question about naming a product on the market containing only fructose. The rodents in this study didn't consume only fructose. They consumed extra fructose through supplementation in their water. They still had chow with a high percentage of complex carbohydrates.
Originally posted by DevolutionEvolvd
Also, I mentioned this before, you're citing ONE study showing results in rats when there are multiple studies showing the opposite in humans....
Originally posted by Erasurehead
I am citing this one study plus the fact that ever since HFCS replaced sugar in food products in America back in the 1970's we have been getting fatter and fatter. I think that also provides pretty good evidence that the stuff is bad for us. Yes I agree all sugars are not healthy but HFCS is worse than table sugar.
Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by Erasurehead
Don't try to argue science with some people because they'll use their anti-intellectual voodoo on you. I can't name the many instances where I've seem people try to debunk scientific experiments using Penn and Teller's "Bull#".