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dr. john s. white says humans don't consume enough fructose for it to be detrimental

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Created February 02, 2013 at 9:15 PM

he claims people don't come close to the amount of fructose fed to subjects in laboratory settings and that the amount we do consume has no adverse effects. what do you guys think of this?

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on February 03, 2013
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Thank you, Stephen. After reading abstracts first, I switched to the algorithm "who are the authors paid by", "are the authors ideologists" and "who advertises in the journal". Then the abstract. Sometimes the verdict on the author is "prostitute", and till today, I haven't found any other word that accurately describes industry-funded authors.

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on February 02, 2013
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I have just seen so many people freaking out about fructose. As for the poster of this question, I think it was probably HFCS that was being referenced. But I have seen fructose in all forms vilified by some paleo peeps. Apples for instance, are often looked down on as just being bags of sugar. But while they give an initial blood glucose spike, they can lower it over time and have very low glycemic index and glycemic load. Then self-same paleo peeps go off and munch on a handful of berries. I don't just don't get it.

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I like this perspective. And "Drinking water from a fire-hose might be hazardous to your health" is a great line.

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on February 02, 2013
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HFCS breaks me out

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Acknowledgements: The author is a **consultant to the food and beverage industry** in nutritive sweeteners, **including HFCS** and sucrose. His professional associations, past and present, include individual food industry companies as well as such organizations as the American Chemical Society, American Council on Science and Health, Calorie Control Council, **Corn Refiners Association**, Institute of Food Technologists, and International Life Sciences Institute. Just looking at that, this study seems like it'd have possible biases.

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Why do you keep doing this? Post the article if you want comment. Otherwise this is just trolling

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We've gone over his review (read: defense) of high fructose corn syrup in one of my classes and the consensus was essentially that yeah, replacing HFCS with sucrose probably wouldn't improve health (although there are some interesting counter arguments to this), but that doesn't mean HFCS fine and dandy. To my knowledge he hasn't presented convincing evidence that fructose has "no adverse effects".

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on February 02, 2013
at 10:06 PM

Fructose is all well and dandy. Just another part of food put on this earth for us to eat. It comes prepackaged in this handle little bundles of fiber that help control the speed at which our bodies process it.

Water, water is good, we need water. Drinking water is recommended. Drinking water from a high pressure fire-hose might be hazardous to your health. Lesson, stay away from HFCS.

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on February 02, 2013
at 10:37 PM

I like this perspective. And "Drinking water from a fire-hose might be hazardous to your health" is a great line.

387d7b7c6cac49a03aad10d7b6cada7b

on February 02, 2013
at 11:34 PM

I have just seen so many people freaking out about fructose. As for the poster of this question, I think it was probably HFCS that was being referenced. But I have seen fructose in all forms vilified by some paleo peeps. Apples for instance, are often looked down on as just being bags of sugar. But while they give an initial blood glucose spike, they can lower it over time and have very low glycemic index and glycemic load. Then self-same paleo peeps go off and munch on a handful of berries. I don't just don't get it.

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on February 02, 2013
at 09:37 PM

Acknowledgements: The author is a **consultant to the food and beverage industry** in nutritive sweeteners, **including HFCS** and sucrose. His professional associations, past and present, include individual food industry companies as well as such organizations as the American Chemical Society, American Council on Science and Health, Calorie Control Council, **Corn Refiners Association**, Institute of Food Technologists, and International Life Sciences Institute. Just looking at that, this study seems like it'd have possible biases.

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on February 03, 2013
at 12:19 PM

Thank you, Stephen. After reading abstracts first, I switched to the algorithm "who are the authors paid by", "are the authors ideologists" and "who advertises in the journal". Then the abstract. Sometimes the verdict on the author is "prostitute", and till today, I haven't found any other word that accurately describes industry-funded authors.

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