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Everything is toxic, it's the dose that matters.
True, but it doesn't sell diet products
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The challenge with sugar and HFCS is that 99% of people have NO IDEA of how much they are consuming per day.

A few examples that are often used to illustrate the amount of sugar that people consume:

Remember, a standard packet of sugar you get with your coffee is about 4 grams.

Can of Coke (12 oz - 355 ml) - 39 g
Red Bull (250 ml) - 27 g
Orange Juice (240 ml) - 24 g
Power Bar, choco-Peanut Butter (1 bar - 65 g) - 23 g
Starbucks Frappuccino - Tall - 32 g

HFCS is often found in baked goods and sweets.
I would say most Laydees know exactly how much sugar they are consuming, down to the last gram.

A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips, don't you know...
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Old 02.05.2011, 13:22
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The challenge with sugar and HFCS is that 99% of people have NO IDEA of how much they are consuming per day.
They do if you live in a country with proper food labeling requirements.
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Old 02.05.2011, 13:24
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*face slap* reformhuis duh!
Is that the humanely-raise bio sugar and not some industrial-nightmare cage-raised hormone injected sugar?
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The conclusion being that there's nothing to suggest that HFCS is any more or less dangerous than any other sugar in general. Thus neatly rebutting the OP.
Actually the OP was mainly talking about sugar in general with only one mention of HFCS in a supplementary sense. Please read the title - "Sugar" and not "HFCS". Your rebuttal mainly concerned itself with comparing Sucrose (50% fructose) and other "calorific sweeteners" with HFCS (55% Fructose) rather than the ill-effects of fructose itself. The ill effects of fructose in general is not really discussed beyond mentioning that there are insufficient studies.

Perhaps I can stress one of your quotes:

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....studies, using per capita estimates of HFCS consumption, found direct correlations between HFCS and obesity
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human and animal studies have found direct associations between fructose and adverse health outcomes
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Old 02.05.2011, 13:29
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Re: Is Sugar toxic ?

Partial quotes are often more obfuscatory than anything else - you can't really quote those lines without quoting the "however" that follows them (as I did earlier - present the full picture, not half of it, etc etc).

Otherwise there's nothing to stop me quoting your last post as

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Actually .. Your rebuttal ... in general is not ...insufficient...
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Old 02.05.2011, 13:31
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Re: Is Sugar toxic ?

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I would say most Laydees know exactly how much sugar they are consuming, down to the last gram.

A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips, don't you know...
Not sure about the young ones with the "muffin tops" I see at Starbucks sucking back the grande Frappuccino with the slice of cheese cake (at over 1'200 calories !!).
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Old 02.05.2011, 13:47
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The challenge with sugar and HFCS is that 99% of people have NO IDEA of how much they are consuming per day.

A few examples that are often used to illustrate the amount of sugar that people consume:

Remember, a standard packet of sugar you get with your coffee is about 4 grams.

Can of Coke (12 oz - 355 ml) - 39 g
Red Bull (250 ml) - 27 g
Orange Juice (240 ml) - 24 g
Power Bar, choco-Peanut Butter (1 bar - 65 g) - 23 g
Starbucks Frappuccino - Tall - 32 g

HFCS is often found in baked goods and sweets.

Not so much in Europe. More so in the U.S.
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Old 02.05.2011, 14:09
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I think firstly, the point of the articles is that there is too much hidden sugar in processed food (e.g. "low fat" foods often add sugar to give taste). Food labeling is often purposely vague.
Sorry, old news...

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Secondly, in addition to weight, there are more and more other health issues that trace their origin to sugar consumption.
...and again...

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Thirdly, the very direct impact of High Fructose Corn Syrup on the body, liver and weight.
...oops, this too.

But thanks for thinking of us

Judge Dredd, of 2000AD, had white powder (aka sugar) as an addictive, unhealthy, and thus illegal substance back in the 1980s.
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Old 02.05.2011, 14:14
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Judge Dredd, of 2000AD, had white powder (aka sugar) as an addictive, unhealthy, and thus illegal substance back in the 1980s.
Can't argue with that. He IS, after all, the LAW!!!.
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Old 02.05.2011, 15:33
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They do if you live in a country with proper food labeling requirements.
I learned as a teenager - yes, a VERY long time ago - that fructose = glucose = sugar, for all intents and purposes. It's that -ose that's the giveaway.

Like go-ose. Very fattening.
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Old 02.05.2011, 22:20
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Re: Is Sugar toxic ?

So sugar isn't good for you, ok got that
But aspartame is much much worse and can really get you sick.

So between the two, I prefer sugar, just in very small doses
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Old 02.05.2011, 22:48
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So sugar isn't good for you, ok got that
But aspartame is much much worse and can really get you sick.

So between the two, I prefer sugar, just in very small doses
It is never that simple. As Paddy said (above), everything is toxic if you overdose.

Vitamins are powerful molecules that can do a lot of damage if you take too much of any one. Vitamin A can cause neural tube defects in pregnancy.

Drinking too much water will kill you.

It is all about quantities; sugar is good for you in the right doses and at the right times.
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Old 02.05.2011, 23:12
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you're all going to DIE!!!!'
We all die in the end, so what does it matter?

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Old 02.05.2011, 23:16
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If some of you are concerned about the amount of sugar you and your family consume
Sugar has never been a problem in our family.

Cheese (especially raclette, gruyere, and parmagiana) and olive oil are another matter.

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Old 02.05.2011, 23:21
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The challenge with sugar and HFCS is that 99% of people have NO IDEA of how much they are consuming per day.

A few examples that are often used to illustrate the amount of sugar that people consume:

Remember, a standard packet of sugar you get with your coffee is about 4 grams.

Can of Coke (12 oz - 355 ml) - 39 g
Red Bull (250 ml) - 27 g
Orange Juice (240 ml) - 24 g
Power Bar, choco-Peanut Butter (1 bar - 65 g) - 23 g
Starbucks Frappuccino - Tall - 32 g

HFCS is often found in baked goods and sweets.
So, how much is in:

Beer
Red wine
Espresso liscio (i.e. no sugar)
Vodka
Grappa
Whisky
Plain Yogurt
Olive Oil
Motor Oil

The other stuff is a non-issue for me.

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Old 02.05.2011, 23:22
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HFCS is often found in baked goods and sweets.
Not if you make them yourself (or don't eat them).

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Old 02.05.2011, 23:25
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They do if you live in a country with proper food labeling requirements.
Even then, only if they a) give a s..t, and b) read the label.

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'OMG!, you're all going to DIE!!!!'
That too, is hardly news...
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So, how much is in:
Motor Oil
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