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Originally posted by Skewed
reply to post by jupiter869
Good grief, in moderation it is fine. Certainly more so than the artificial sweeteners.
In the past two decades brain tumor rates have risen in several industrialized countries, including the United States. During this time, brain tumor data have been gathered by the National Cancer Institute from catchment areas representing 10% of the United States population. In the present study, we analyzed these data from 1975 to 1992 and found that the brain tumor increases in the United States occurred in two distinct phases, an early modest increase that may primarily reflect improved diagnostic technology, and a more recent sustained increase in the incidence and shift toward greater malignancy that must be explained by some other factor(s). Compared to other environmental factors putatively linked to brain tumors, the artificial sweetener aspartame is a promising candidate to explain the recent increase in incidence and degree of malignancy of brain tumors. Evidence potentially implicating aspartame includes an early animal study revealing an exceedingly high incidence of brain tumors in aspartame-fed rats compared to no brain tumors in concurrent controls, the recent finding that the aspartame molecule has mutagenic potential, and the close temporal association (aspartame was introduced into US food and beverage markets several years prior to the sharp increase in brain tumor incidence and malignancy). We conclude that there is need for reassessing the carcinogenic potential of aspartame
Tea is the most popular beverage, consumed by over two thirds of the world's population. Tea is processed differently in different parts of the world to give green (20%), black (78%) or oolong tea (2%). Green tea is consumed mostly in Japan and China. The antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic activities of green tea are extensively examined. The chemical components of green and black tea are polyphenols, which include EC, ECG, EGC, EGCG and TFs. This article reviews the epidemiological and experimental studies on the antimutagenicity and anticarcinogenicity of tea extracts and tea polyphenols. In Japan, an epidemiological study showed an inverse relationship between habitual green tea drinking and the standardized mortality rates for cancer. Some cohort studies on Chanoyu (Japanese tea ceremony) women teachers also showed that their mortality ratio including deaths caused by malignant neoplasms were surprisingly low. The antimutagenic activity against various mutagens of tea extracts and polyphenols including ECG and EGCG has been demonstrated in microbial systems (Salmonella typhimurium and Escherichia coli), mammalian cell systems and in vivo animal tests. The anticarcinogenic activity of tea phenols has been shown in experimental animals such as rats and mice, in transplantable tumors, carcinogen-induced tumors in digestive organs, mammary glands, hepatocarcinomas, lung cancers, skin tumors, leukemia, tumor promotion and metastasis. The mechanisms of antimutagenesis and anticarcinogenesis of tea polyphenols suggest that the inhibition of tumors may be due to both extracellular and intracellular mechanisms including the modulation of metabolism, blocking or suppression, modulation of DNA replication and repair effects, promotion, inhibition of invasion and metastasis, and induction of novel mechanisms.
Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by jupiter869
It doesn't take a genius to ge back a few decades when sugar was just that sugar, after refinement and the combination of simple carbs with invention of corn syrup the obesity/diabetes spike has been overwhelming.
Do your research and you will find the truth.
Originally posted by bozzchem
The use of the term *sugar* requires more definition since the body responds to different sugars (carbs) differently.
Without glucose, your body will enter a state called Ketosis due to depletion of the stored Glycogen.
As has been mentioned, moderation is the key.
Your body has to have glucose/glycogen to function normally.
Originally posted by ThisIsMyName
The sugar in the commercial is actually coc aine.
Yes, of course sugar is fine in moderation, more specifically, natural sugar. The sugar found in soft drinks is actually part of the high fructose corn syrup content, a genetically modified ingredient. It is proven in rats that out of all the different types of artificial sweeteners, including sugar, high fructose corn syrup is the only one that across the board causes obesity. Yes, EVERY SINGLE RAT GIVEN A PROPORTIONATE AMOUNT OF HFCS GAINED WEIGHT.
Here is the study:
Studies show that HFCS, even in a portion of 1 soda drink a day, does increase your chance of obesity. I would not consider a soda a day moderation, maybe a soda every few days.