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Old 11-13-2011, 09:57 AM   #21
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Here's a recent Lustig video with nice slides, etc.


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I just listened to the whole speech. Excellent. I have also heard that the movie, "Farmageddon" is good as well explaining what is happening to the local, whole food movement. I haven't seen it yet, but plan to.

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Old 11-13-2011, 01:18 PM   #22
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You can always blame your mother for Type 2 diabetes:

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Expectant mothers who starved during their final trimester as a result of the Dutch famine of 1944-45 were more likely to have babies who later developed Type 2 diabetes. And the children of obese mothers also are at high risk of Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
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....most pancreatic beta cells — they produce the insulin that regulates blood sugar — are produced during fetal life, said Dr. Susan Ozanne, a British Heart Foundation senior fellow at the University of Cambridge. If the environment in the womb is suboptimal, as when a mother isn't getting enough protein to the fetus, the baby can wind up with fewer beta cells.
Pregnancy: How prenatal life may shape adult health - chicagotribune.com
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Here's a recent Lustig video with nice slides, etc.

Al, thank you for this. I have been avoiding high fructose corn syrup for a few years now, and now this lecture confirms the addictive nature of high frutose corn syrup that I was experiencing. I used to like Wishbone Italian Dressing, but I could feel this strange craving for it (as well as it increased my appetite once I started eating it); same with Prego spaghetti sauce. I quit eating both a few years ago, and recently, I realized Wishbone Italian didn't contain fructose anymore, so I bought it again. I still like it, but it just doesn't have quite the same appeal taste-wise as it did before.
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Al, thank you for this. I have been avoiding high fructose corn syrup for a few years now, and now this lecture confirms the addictive nature of high frutose corn syrup that I was experiencing. I used to like Wishbone Italian Dressing, but I could feel this strange craving for it (as well as it increased my appetite once I started eating it); same with Prego spaghetti sauce. I quit eating both a few years ago, and recently, I realized Wishbone Italian didn't contain fructose anymore, so I bought it again. I still like it, but it just doesn't have quite the same appeal taste-wise as it did before.
Don't forget that simple table sugar, or sucrose, is approximately 1/2 fructose. To simplify, avoid sugar, wherever it is found.

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A retrospective of the fructose alarmism debate. | Alan Aragon's Blog

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“an increase in sedentary occupations; an increase in two-income households and single-parent households; transportation and infrastructure changes that discourage physical activity; a decrease in PE classes and extracurricular sports programs in schools; an increase in sedentary forms of entertainment (i.e. TV/movie viewing, video games, internet, etc.); demographic changes (i.e. aging population, immigration, etc.); a decrease in food costs with increase in food availability and changes in food consumption patterns”
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Concerning Alan Aragon's arguments, they boil down to HFC isn't any worse than sucrose, which is most likely true; however, fructose is still bad, and you should avoid it where possible.
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Concerning Alan Aragon's arguments, they boil down to HFCS isn't any worse than sucrose, which is most likely true; however, fructose is still bad, and you should avoid it where possible.
Yes, Lustig agrees with this, noting that within seconds of the sucrose hitting the stomach, the bond between the glucose and fructose is broken. Since most HFCS is around 50% fructose, they are nutritionally very close.

OTOH, because HFCS is cheaper and easier to transport, it finds its way into more foods.
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