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Studies show no meaningful difference between high fructose corn syrup and sucrose
Corn Refiners Association ^ | May 24, 2011 | Unknown

Posted on 05/24/2011 11:11:30 AM PDT by decimon

Obesity and diabetes rates continue to rise despite decline in consumption of sweeteners

WASHINGTON – A comprehensive review of research focusing on the debate between High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) and other sweeteners presented today finds there is no evidence of any significant variation in the way the human body metabolizes HFCS as opposed to standard table sugar, or any difference in impact on risk factors for chronic disease.

James M. Rippe, MD, founder and director of the Rippe Lifestyle Institute and professor of biomedical sciences at the University of Central Florida, presented a summary of recent research entitled -- "High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sucrose and Fructose: What Do We Really Know?" – at the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) Annual Meeting in New York City. Dr. Rippe was invited to present his findings on a panel focusing on nutrition and cardiovascular prevention, an issue that ASH recognizes as important on the subject of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

Based on Dr. Rippe's review of a series of randomized, prospective studies, there is no evidence of adverse impacts from consumption of normal levels of either sucrose or HFCS on weight, ability to lose weight, or increased risk factors for chronic disease, nor were other differences found between the two sugars. Furthermore, a review of current research in this area shows that an individual is no more likely to experience obesity or chronic diseases by consuming HFCS as opposed to other sweeteners such as table sugar.

"While there has been a lot of media attention lately focused on the claims that HFCS is somehow more likely to cause obesity and chronic disease than other sweeteners, the evidence simply does not support those claims," said Dr. Rippe. "Recent research shows that individuals who consumed normal levels fructose have seen no adverse effects on their weight or triglycerides."

Also somewhat surprising, the United States Department of Agriculture has reported that while average daily caloric consumption has risen steadily over the last several decades, along with the rates of obesity and diabetes according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average daily caloric consumption of sweeteners, including HFCS, has actually decreased over the last decade.

In the mid-1970s, the average American diet contained less than 2,200 calories per day. By 2008, that average increased by approximately 500 calories to nearly 2,700 calories per day – a 22 percent jump. By contrast, since 1999 the average of total sugar-added calories consumed per capita per day actually decreased from over 500 calories per day down to just over 450 – a 10 percent decrease. During that same period, there was a dramatic spike in the calories from added fats and a consistently high calorie intake from flour and cereal products.

"In the case of HFCS, while consumption increased steadily over two decades in the United States beginning in the 1970s, it peaked around 1999 and has been declining ever since. Yet, we see the incidence of obesity and diabetes in the U.S. continues to rise or remain steady during that time" said Dr. Rippe. "Meanwhile, we have seen obesity and diabetes epidemics in regions of the world where little or no HFCS is available."

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TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: bigcorn; corn; cornsugar; cornsyrup; hfcs; highfructose; jamesrippe; propaganda; rippe; sugar
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Hope this study wasn't cobbled together.
1 posted on 05/24/2011 11:11:33 AM PDT by decimon
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To: neverdem; DvdMom; grey_whiskers; Ladysmith; Roos_Girl; Silentgypsy; conservative cat; ...

Ping


2 posted on 05/24/2011 11:12:05 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

But...but...how can this beee!!?? High fructose corn syrup is eeevil. The TeeVee tells me so.


3 posted on 05/24/2011 11:13:00 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (A "Moderate Muslim"? Nothing more than a Muslim Extremist who has run out of ammo.)
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To: decimon

High fructose corn syrup isn’t metabolized by the body in the way that sucrose is; hfcs goes immediately to fat.

I wouldn’t trust anything from the Corn Refiner’s Association. This is a propaganda piece that reminds me of the tobacco companies’ ads in the 60’s claiming that smoking wasn’t harmful.


4 posted on 05/24/2011 11:14:53 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: decimon
I'm all ears.

The problem is simply that people are eating too much of everything and exercising too little.

5 posted on 05/24/2011 11:15:11 AM PDT by hellbender
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To: decimon

As if sucrose was a health food.

What they’re really saying is that sucrose and fructose are equally bad for you.

A slightly more intelligent presentation by Gary Taubes:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/magazine/mag-17Sugar-t.html?_r=2&ref=magazine


6 posted on 05/24/2011 11:20:10 AM PDT by Buckhead
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To: Renfield

Seems obvious, no? But then, we are stupid species, and usually just believe what we want to.


7 posted on 05/24/2011 11:23:08 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Renfield
High fructose corn syrup isn’t metabolized by the body in the way that sucrose is; hfcs goes immediately to fat.

It never gets used for the body's immediate energy requirements? Does it ever get converted into glycogen? Does it really just go "immediately to fat?"

Does it ever get to pass "Go" and collect $200?

8 posted on 05/24/2011 11:23:56 AM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: decimon

I don’t know, but when the corn growers association (not sure if that’s the real name) is to the point of advertising in commercials on TV about how HFCS is no different than sugar, using a “dad” walking his little girl through a cornfield, it pretty much tells me that it’s worse than sugar.


9 posted on 05/24/2011 11:25:12 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: decimon

I think it’s true.
They’re both equally bad for you in excess, and a lot of people take them in excess


10 posted on 05/24/2011 11:27:45 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: decimon
From the corn refiners association. Figures. And they are 1,345,678% WRONG!!!!! FFCS WILL kill you. It has mercury and all sorts of crap in that they couldn't even determine in a chemical analysis. The stuff is pure evil.
11 posted on 05/24/2011 11:28:13 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: decimon

There is no difference between refined sugar and HFCS. They’re both crap. And they’re both consumed in unbelievable amounts in this country. It’s no surprise that there is an epidemic of diabetes and obesity in this country?

Just go to any Walmart or any mall on any give day, and look at the evidence.


12 posted on 05/24/2011 11:29:01 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: IYAS9YAS

Amen! I avoid it whenever possible and gravitate towards no calorie (natural) sweeteners such as stevia or lo han


13 posted on 05/24/2011 11:30:36 AM PDT by ransacked
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To: decimon

First they came for alcohol. I quit drinking beer.
Then they came for tobacco. I quit smoking cigarettes.
Next was 100% milk. I switched to 2% milk.
Then it was red meat. I cut way back on cholesterol.
Now they want sucrose. Does that mean no more Snickers?

I’m so damn healthy I’ll never die. My life is so miserable.


14 posted on 05/24/2011 11:30:40 AM PDT by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting and lying to me.)
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To: decimon

Sucrose is 50% glucose and 50% fructose.

HFCS is 45% glucose and 55% fructose.


15 posted on 05/24/2011 11:31:12 AM PDT by Buckhead
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To: decimon

High-Fructose Corn Syrup Can Fuel Tumor Growth

Along with Obesity and Diabetes, it's also linked to Liver Scarring.

ENJOY!

16 posted on 05/24/2011 11:33:34 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Buckhead

“As if sucrose was a health food.”

I know, it’s funny, people are drinking Mexi-Cokes and retro 7Up and acting all virtuous about it.

If they taste better, great, but it is just funny. In the 80s particularly sugar was EVIL.

Same thing with butter, you’d get the eye roll if you used butter. The holy used margarine. Now it’s reversed.

I think it’s all pretty much irrelevant. Eat/drink what you like.


17 posted on 05/24/2011 11:34:52 AM PDT by Persevero (Can not wait for 2012)
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To: Peter from Rutland

What a thoughtful post.


18 posted on 05/24/2011 11:36:37 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: decimon

Way we presume that this study was subsidized by the Corn Refiners Association and its many friends among the political classes?

Certainly the National Science Foundation would be more than happy to fund such a study. Or the NIH. Or even NASA, good friend of Global Warming.


19 posted on 05/24/2011 11:36:57 AM PDT by Cicero
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To: decimon

Make food from scratch... like the best chef-owned restaurants do.

High fructose corn syrup is bad for you. You won’t die immediately, but if you’d like health problems when you get older, it’s a great way to get started.

Eat meat, animal fats, butter, fresh fruits, vegetables, etc., as much organic as possible. Tastes best and is the best for you. If good ingredients are chosen and properly prepared, flavors (and nutrients) are left intact and often concentrated by the chef. A wide variety of fruits and vegetables provides tremendous health benefits. And with the preservation and concentration of flavors (instead of cooking them out), you’ll feel wonderfully satisfied with reasonable portions. Overeating happens when one eats large amounts of carbs with simple and not-to-concentrated flavors, i.e., a big plate of pasta, a box of cookies.

If you work with great chefs in their kitchens you’ll learn what’s up with food.

Junk made in factories that comes in boxes, crackers, cakes, cookies, etc. is a slow-acting poison.

There’s a reason why diabetes and heart disease are rampant - they’re very much helped along by the processed food industry.

Most people have higher than healthy levels of heavy metals in their system. For example, tinnitus. It’s common and heavy metals can be the culprit.

The liver and kidneys can’t process processed foods as chemicals are in unnatural ratios; the organs are also unable to expel many of the poisons we’re being fed.

And, cooking from scratch can be accomplished very cheaply. All it takes is effort and some self-education. And if you get started eating well, you’ll realize the taste difference and how junky processed foods are.


20 posted on 05/24/2011 11:37:25 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (Huguenot)
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To: decimon

Study was paid for by the HFCS industry.

Meanwhile the Sugar growers are suing them in court for false advertising.


21 posted on 05/24/2011 11:37:36 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Peter from Rutland

But it’s the good people at the Corn Refiners’ Association! They don’t have any reason to lie through their teeth!


22 posted on 05/24/2011 11:37:36 AM PDT by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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To: decimon
HFCS is a combination of fructose and glucose,
whereas,
sugar is a combination of fructose and glucose.

Does that clear things up?

23 posted on 05/24/2011 11:39:42 AM PDT by Marylander (Offendiphobia)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Anything farmers produce is evil, especially, if it is for profit. Like healthcare, all food should be free too. Problem is we have a lot of disgustingly fat people in this country that are looking for someone to blame for their gluttony and all the associated problems. The lawyers are lining up for the payment.


24 posted on 05/24/2011 11:39:49 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: DannyTN
""Recent research shows that individuals who consumed normal levels fructose have seen no adverse effects on their weight or triglycerides."

When it comes to studies like this, the devil is always in the details.
25 posted on 05/24/2011 11:40:04 AM PDT by Yet_Again
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To: decimon

I KNOW Coke tasted better prior to changing to HFCS. And products like Jones soda (with cane sugar) tastes better to me.


26 posted on 05/24/2011 11:40:56 AM PDT by Wildbill22
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To: decimon

It’s all sugar, no matter what the scaremongers and their gullible followers say.


27 posted on 05/24/2011 11:43:36 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: decimon

We simply consume too many calories.

I’ve been on a total liquid diet since Easter, and today am down 25 lbs. I’m not hungry.

I’m just realizing that I could probably live on one meal a day and maintain at ideal weight. It leads me to believe that the other 3000 calories per day that I was eating were mere colon fill.


28 posted on 05/24/2011 11:43:47 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Persevero

It’s far from irrelevant. The astonishing increase in obesity and diabetes has a cause, and the universe of possible causes excludes everything but diet and physical activity. So diet is a pretty good place to look for the cause. This is worth looking into and is extremely interesting besides. The Taubes article I linked to is a decent place to start. If you’d rather watch, there are plenty of lectures by Taubes and Lustic on YouTube.

Regards,


29 posted on 05/24/2011 11:43:59 AM PDT by Buckhead
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To: Mase

Very well said. Lets put some HFCS hotels on boardwalk and see if they get fat or just the ones made of sucrose.


30 posted on 05/24/2011 11:44:30 AM PDT by Stardust558
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To: Buckhead

“Lustic” should be “Lustig”


31 posted on 05/24/2011 11:45:54 AM PDT by Buckhead
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To: decimon
HFCS is not the devil. Like many other intelligent FReepers have pointed out, everything in moderation.

Stuff your face with sugar, get fat.

Stuff your face with HFCS, get fat.

Eat healthy, drink a lot of water, stay skinny.

32 posted on 05/24/2011 11:47:23 AM PDT by TheWriterTX (Buy Ammo Often)
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To: hellbender
The problem is simply that people are eating too much of everything and exercising too little.

Absolutely

Look how few job occupations involve strenuous work these days vs 100 yrs ago. And how many involve essentially no physical activity other than respiration.

Then you get to the percentage of the populace that isn't working at all spending their hours with tv or computer.

33 posted on 05/24/2011 11:48:42 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Peter from Rutland
It has mercury and all sorts of crap in that they couldn't even determine in a chemical analysis.

Sounds scary. A chemical analysis of the air you breathe and the water you drink will find benzene, and that's a pretty dangerous chemical. Benzene is also found in roasted meats. You don't eat any of those, do you? Potatoes contain arsenic. Better stay away from those. Lima beans carry cyanide, and we both know how toxic that can be. Orange juice has paint stripper in it. Good thing I don't ever drink it. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for coffee. Roasting coffee results in the formation of many highly toxic compounds. Nuts have aflatoxins and cooking bacon crispy will deliver one of the most carcinogenic substances known to man. Who knew food could be so damn dangerous?

34 posted on 05/24/2011 11:48:55 AM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Marylander
Does that clear things up? Not really. Sugar (sucrose) contains fructose in a form that must go through the digestive process before it's released. We don't fully understand the process, but it is believed that the digestive process reduces the effects of of fructose on the body.

Also, the natural occurring fructose found in fruits and other plants may be less harmful than the processed form.

35 posted on 05/24/2011 11:49:16 AM PDT by Errant
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To: hellbender
The problem is simply that people are eating too much of everything and exercising too little.

I was a fat-recruit in Marine Corps boot camp! I graduated (under my required weight) and then got a weight waiver to weigh as much as 210 pounds! Unfortunately, on one weigh-in I was at 220 pound!

The Marine Corps sent me to a diet-class which really explained things that I never knew before: If you eat less and exercise more, you loose weight! I am so glad that they sent me to this school, because until then, I had NO IDEA HOW I WAS GAINING WEIGHT! But now, I know exactly why I am fat! /sarc

All fun and games aside, that is the problem of 85-90% of all fat/obese/over-weight people in America! Eat less, exercise more and you will loose weight! PERIOD!
36 posted on 05/24/2011 11:50:30 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Peter from Rutland
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FFCS WILL kill you. It has mercury and all sorts of crap in that they couldn't even determine in a chemical analysis. The stuff is pure evil.

37 posted on 05/24/2011 11:51:26 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Yet_Again
Exactly.

A sweet problem: Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain

38 posted on 05/24/2011 11:51:36 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: donhunt

I’m so damn healthy I’ll never die. My life is so miserable.


You may not to eternity- it will just seem that way.


39 posted on 05/24/2011 11:51:58 AM PDT by maine yankee
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To: death2tyrants; Mr. Silverback

Given our last discussion, I thought you might find this of interest. It appears the truth isn’t the truth when it comes from an association of corn growers.


40 posted on 05/24/2011 11:52:42 AM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Errant
High-Fructose Corn Syrup Can Fuel Tumor Growth

Along with Obesity and Diabetes, it's also linked to Liver Scarring.

It must be true because you found a study that says it's true. Good thing studies are always undertaken to find the truth and never to make grant money flow. Otherwise, we might try and deny anthropogenic global warming.

41 posted on 05/24/2011 11:56:58 AM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Agreed.


42 posted on 05/24/2011 11:59:45 AM PDT by Desdemona ( If trusting the men in the clergy was a requirement for Faith, there would be no one in the pews.)
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To: PieterCasparzen
The liver and kidneys can’t process processed foods as chemicals are in unnatural ratios

Good grief, if what you say were true we'd be dropping over dead every time we ingested a pharmaceutical. Your liver actually learns to metabolized sophisticated compounds (like drugs) that it has never seen before. Do you think complex pharmaceutical compounds are created in natural ratios? Your post is unmitigated nonsense.

43 posted on 05/24/2011 12:01:35 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Neoliberalnot
Problem is we have a lot of disgustingly fat people in this country that are looking for someone to blame for their gluttony and all the associated problems.

Bingo.

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44 posted on 05/24/2011 12:04:01 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Mount Athos
"...a lot of people take them in excess."

You can't get away from HFCS. They put it in everything! I don't worry about it because it's not an ingredient in any organic food that I know of or buy.

45 posted on 05/24/2011 12:08:48 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (You will try to nudge commies toward the truth, while they try to nudge you toward the cattle cars.)
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To: Errant
Also, the natural occurring fructose found in fruits and other plants may be less harmful than the processed form.

LOL!

Ok, so fructose is fructose except when it isn't. Got it. What you're also saying then is that honey (where fructose is a free sugar) is dangerous even though people have been consuming it for centuries. Who knew?

46 posted on 05/24/2011 12:08:54 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings

Exactly.


47 posted on 05/24/2011 12:09:08 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Mr. Lucky

Do the research and judge for yourself.


48 posted on 05/24/2011 12:09:35 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Mase

We all make judgement calls.

I will avoid HFCS when possible. Ya’ll can suit yourself.

Good luck, fattys!


49 posted on 05/24/2011 12:10:37 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Mase

All things in moderation. Stop eating like a pig and problem goes away. One can’t consume more calories than one expends. It isn’t complicated but that ugly aspect of self-discipline rears its ugly head and when ignored demands its retribution.


50 posted on 05/24/2011 12:11:42 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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