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SUGAR ~ is the info on this site correct

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 09, 2012 at 10:04 PM

So, this is the site of the "Canadian Sugar Institute"

CSI

Seeing as this might be a page that my friends and family get their information from, I wanted to know if it's actually, factually correct. Are there actual scientific studies backing up all of their claims? Scientific studies against what they're saying?? Is there any actual truth when it comes to sugar and it's effects on health?? I'm very confused right now, and I don't know what to believe.

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on October 10, 2012
at 02:48 AM

here are some links to some 'thumbs up' type studies on sugar http://www.functionalps.com/blog/2012/02/03/thumbs-up-fructose/ & i am sure there are just as many, if not more, 'thumbs down' type studies on sugar

Da2c728c093488e4f2ea87b81619682f

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on October 09, 2012
at 11:42 PM

Well, I guess if my friends and family use this to say added sugar is healthy, I'd want to know that there is indeed scientific evidence for the contrary...I mean, I just couldn't believe they were saying what they were saying. I started to doubt what I thought I knew.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on October 09, 2012
at 10:42 PM

Yo, don't dis the Welsh Crack Dealers Association....we checks our facts yo.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 09, 2012
at 10:38 PM

Which is true for Type-I. Type-I would be linked more with whole grains etc..

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449e19bbd371a87b653b9b8b56736005

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on October 09, 2012
at 10:25 PM

One need only check the "about us" page.

"CSI is funded by Canadian producers of refined cane and beet sugar. CSI member companies include Lantic Inc. (Lantic Sugar and Rogers Sugar) and Redpath Sugar Ltd.

The Institute is directed by an elected Board of Directors, including the CSI President and representatives from each of the CSI member companies. The staff manage the routine affairs of the Institute and regularly report to the Board."

The page is funded by the very people who produce sugar, so why would they say anything bad about it? Don't trust pages like this to have accurate information. It will be biased at best and outright fabrication at worst.

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B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on October 09, 2012
at 10:26 PM

Are you taking the piss? Who in their right mind would go to the website of an industry lobby group to find out scientific facts about a potentially harmful foodstuff.

What next? How about visiting the Welsh Crack Dealers Association to find out why sucking on a bong will cure cancer?

Or how about this: http://www.sweetsurprise.com/

Da2c728c093488e4f2ea87b81619682f

(388)

on October 09, 2012
at 11:42 PM

Well, I guess if my friends and family use this to say added sugar is healthy, I'd want to know that there is indeed scientific evidence for the contrary...I mean, I just couldn't believe they were saying what they were saying. I started to doubt what I thought I knew.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 09, 2012
at 10:42 PM

Yo, don't dis the Welsh Crack Dealers Association....we checks our facts yo.

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on October 09, 2012
at 10:07 PM

I nearly choked on my chicken thigh when I read "No, sugar intake is not linked to the development of diabetes"...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 09, 2012
at 10:38 PM

Which is true for Type-I. Type-I would be linked more with whole grains etc..

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