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This isn't exactly new news but the sugar industry mislead the American public by funding studies overstating the effects of fat consumption and understating the effects of sugar

As a result we have all these foods labeled "low fat" but high in fructose (sugar)... which makes people fat

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/13/well/eat/how-the-sugar-industry-shifted-blame-to-fat.html


The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show.

The internal sugar industry documents, recently discovered by a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, and published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest that five decades of research into the role of nutrition and heart disease, including many of today’s dietary recommendations, may have been largely shaped by the sugar industry.

“They were able to derail the discussion about sugar for decades,” said Stanton Glantz, a professor of medicine at U.C.S.F. and an author of the JAMA Internal Medicine paper.

The documents show that a trade group called the Sugar Research Foundation, known today as the Sugar Association, paid three Harvard scientists the equivalent of about $50,000 in today’s dollars to publish a 1967 review of research on sugar, fat and heart disease. The studies used in the review were handpicked by the sugar group, and the article, which was published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, minimized the link between sugar and heart health and cast aspersions on the role of saturated fat.

Even though the influence-peddling revealed in the documents dates back nearly 50 years, more recent reports show that the food industry has continued to influence nutrition science.

Last year, an article in The New York Times revealed that Coca-Cola, the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages, had provided millions of dollars in funding to researchers who sought to play down the link between sugary drinks and obesity. In June, The Associated Press reported that candy makers were funding studies that claimed that children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who do not.


p.s. I highly recommend a movie called That Sugar Film
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3892434/
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Thats hot.
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So the Sugar Daddies greased some wheels to burn the Fat?
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No matter what you consume, if you do it to excess, it's bad for you. Even water.
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This is absolutrly sickening. To have your research be that influential and then just lie about it just for a bit of money is fucking disgusting. Fuck these people.
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I'm just gonna leave this here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MepXBJjsNxs

go to 9:41, especially.
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food available in the market is loaded with sugar. just look at your milk bottle. you'll be surprised the amount of sugar contained in it.
orange juice is pretty much a soda disguised as a "healthy" drink, and let's not forget cereals as well. even without eating candies, you probably consumed a lot of sugar just from eating "healthy" foods /drinks alone. they even add sugar in salad you buy from McDonalds.

food companies paying researchers were pretty much a common knowledge, but this might be the first time there's actual hard proof of that being the case.

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adult males should consume no more than 37g of sugar, while females should consume no more than 25g[1]

to put this into perspective:
a single cup of orange juice contains 25g of sugar
a single cup or "organic" (whatever that means) milk contains 12g of sugar
a single serving of Alpen Cereal contains 14g of sugar (though people usually consume multiple servings)[2]
[1] https://authoritynutrition.com/how-much-sugar-per-day/
[2] http://www.quitehealthy.com/nutrition-facts/alpen/L300121.html
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Sugar is a drug, more dangerous than half the drugs that are illegal right now. Of course they will never tell you that.
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Should we ban sugar? Maybe people can exhibit some self control and not shove whatever is in front of them down their throat?
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Progrockdude wrote:

I'm just gonna leave this here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MepXBJjsNxs

go to 9:41, especially. :)


Yeah that's right SHOW US THEIR PEANUTS


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food available in the market is loaded with sugar. just look at your milk bottle. you'll be surprised the amount of sugar contained in it.
orange juice is pretty much a soda disguised as a "healthy" drink, and let's not forget cereals as well. even without eating candies, you probably consumed a lot of sugar just from eating "healthy" foods /drinks alone. they even add sugar in salad you buy from McDonalds.

food companies paying researchers were pretty much a common knowledge, but this might be the first time there's actual hard proof of that being the case.

edit:
adult males should consume no more than 37g of sugar, while females should consume no more than 25g[1]

to put this into perspective:
a single cup of orange juice contains 25g of sugar
a single cup or "organic" (whatever that means) milk contains 12g of sugar
a single serving of Alpen Cereal contains 14g of sugar (though people usually consume multiple servings)[2]
[1] https://authoritynutrition.com/how-much-sugar-per-day/
[2] http://www.quitehealthy.com/nutrition-facts/alpen/L300121.html


(...that's 4 whole teaspoons of sugar in that OJ)

Notice how Gerber so helpfully offer advice on how to feed juice to babies
https://www.gerber.com/sitter/articles/how-to-introduce-juice

I'm starting to suspect sugar for ADHD / hyperactivity cases in kids
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Ah deflecting. Even a school child will learn in school that excess carbohydrates get turned to fat in the body. The same happens with protein. The body is good at storing fat but bad at letting fat go. It will burn up muscle first before it will use up fat if a body is starving. When you have extra weight and lose it. Those fat cells created don't leave you. They just turn to skinny fat cells ready to plump up at the first opportunity.
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Eh everything in moderation.

That being said a drink a litre of cola a day I need to cut back....if I was exercising daily I wouldn't be a bit overweight but I am since I eat a lot to cope.

You can have sugar in your diet just make sure it isn't too much imo 200g of sugar is too much.

A bottle of cola is 300 calories you can fit that in your daily diet with exercise if your someone like me who doesn't want to get rid of sweets from their diet.

That being said I want to lose weight my problem is all the pizza I eat XD
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tkayt wrote:

Ah deflecting. Even a school child will learn in school that excess carbohydrates get turned to fat in the body. The same happens with protein. The body is good at storing fat but bad at letting fat go. It will burn up muscle first before it will use up fat if a body is starving. When you have extra weight and lose it. Those fat cells created don't leave you. They just turn to skinny fat cells ready to plump up at the first opportunity.


So if you become fat you are screwed for life and permanently damaged?

That's reassuring for those of us who are a bit overweight.

Then again I don't care much for my weight.
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Xxanthar wrote:

Should we ban sugar? Maybe people can exhibit some self control and not shove whatever is in front of them down their throat?


Seems excessive some of us enjoy our sugary snacks and drinks in moderation and keep below 200 grams of sugar a day
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tkayt wrote:

Ah deflecting. Even a school child will learn in school that excess carbohydrates get turned to fat in the body. The same happens with protein. The body is good at storing fat but bad at letting fat go. It will burn up muscle first before it will use up fat if a body is starving. When you have extra weight and lose it. Those fat cells created don't leave you. They just turn to skinny fat cells ready to plump up at the first opportunity.


So if you become fat you are screwed for life and permanently damaged?

That's reassuring for those of us who are a bit overweight.

Then again I don't care much for my weight.


No, you're not permanently damaged, those fat cells can be kept skinny, its just not always easy. Lyposuction does physically remove fat cells from the body but at a great risk and that's quite invasive. I've seen some advertising laser treatment that is supposed to destroy fat cells without being as invasive. I just have to wonder where those broken up fat cells go. Are they reabsorbed or are they floating around in the blood stream.
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