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2012-06-16 09:38:28 PM
Everything in moderation, but those who abuse sugar deserve a good caning.
 
2012-06-16 09:41:28 PM
Yes but it's so sweet and tasty!

/seriously i'm not giving up sugar, I'd rather it kill me than stop eating it.
 
2012-06-16 10:01:12 PM
Again?

http://www.fark.com/comments/6916277/Scientists-say-sugar-is-as-toxic - as-alcohol-there-should-be-a-drinking-age-for-soft-drinks

http://www.fark.com/comments/7024982/The-sugar-in-candy-booze-may-be- t oxic-Dear-God-What-does-this-mean-for-Skittlebru

http://www.fark.com/comments/6691392/Eating-too-much-sugar-can-lead-t o -sagging-skin-cancer-overwhelming-urge-to-shout-Im-cuckoo-for-Cocoa-Pu ffs
 
2012-06-16 10:02:07 PM
lulz y'all thought the authoritarian busybodies would stop with tobacco.
 
2012-06-16 10:02:17 PM
Sugar or corn syrup?
 
2012-06-16 10:02:21 PM
First you get the sugar, then you get the power, then you get the weemen.
 
2012-06-16 10:02:37 PM
eliminating added sugars - could reverse America's deadliest and costliest ills, including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and many cancers, experts say.

Yeah right, like all the fat and processing has nothing to do with it. It's all because of sugar.
 
2012-06-16 10:03:12 PM
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So is AIR
 
2012-06-16 10:03:54 PM

LarryDan43: Sugar or corn syrup?


i wonder how much of the gluten hate is propaganda from the corn industry, too.
 
2012-06-16 10:04:24 PM
The effects of both are the same.

I_Am_Weasel: Everything in moderation, but those who abuse sugar deserve a good caning.


The incidental sugar they add to everything, especially salty foods to hide the quantity of salt they use, undermines one's attempt to track and moderate their sugar intake.
 
2012-06-16 10:04:52 PM

I_Am_Weasel: Everything in moderation, but those who abuse sugar deserve a good caning.


Someone should beet you for that.
 
2012-06-16 10:04:53 PM
It's not the sugar that's killing people. They keep putting that shiat in DHMO. THAT is what's killing us.
 
2012-06-16 10:04:58 PM
Sugar Life is killing us
 
2012-06-16 10:05:11 PM
I_Am_Weasel:
Everything in moderation, but those who abuse sugar deserve a good caning.

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2012-06-16 10:07:17 PM
All well and good until you realize that beer contains sugar. At which point, fark you, "medical experts."

In all seriousness, it's not sugar that's killing the fatties, it's eating 7,000 calories a day. It just so happens that that diet contains a lot of sugar.
 
2012-06-16 10:08:15 PM
Sugar has long been known to be unhealthy. Many peer-reviewed articles, and media scare stories, including Fark references, have shown that. But the rush to tax and/or ban is simply farking stupid. Let people KNOW, by all means, and then let them decide.

/ Farking control freaks...
 
2012-06-16 10:08:22 PM
Sugar is addictive and works like a drug in that it makes people feel good and they desire increasingly large quantities of it to maintain that feeling. Fatties need rehab and counseling.
 
2012-06-16 10:08:23 PM
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Wanted for questioning.
 
2012-06-16 10:08:26 PM
You can pry it from my cold, dead hands.

/it isn't sugar that is killing us
//How about the fact that we all sit on our asses and stare at a screen for 10 hours a day?
 
2012-06-16 10:08:34 PM
So my diet of red wine, bourbon, meat, poultry, cheese, eggs, sausage and the occasional salad is ok then?
 
2012-06-16 10:10:20 PM
After counting up all the things I'm doing to shorten my life expectancy it turns out I've actually been dead for fourteen years.

SCIENCE!
 
2012-06-16 10:11:01 PM

kukukupo:
/it isn't sugar that is killing us
//How about the fact that we all sit on our asses and stare at a screen for 10 hours a day?


Clearly the way to end obesity is to shut down all the porn sites.
 
2012-06-16 10:12:01 PM

Red Shirt Blues: So my diet of red wine, bourbon, meat, poultry, cheese, eggs, sausage and the occasional salad is ok then?


Works for the French and they have a far lower rate of heart disease than Americans.
 
2012-06-16 10:12:20 PM
 
2012-06-16 10:13:06 PM
Ok, first step is to require manufacturers to stop adding it to everything they make.
 
2012-06-16 10:13:06 PM

Creoena: kukukupo:
/it isn't sugar that is killing us
//How about the fact that we all sit on our asses and stare at a screen for 10 hours a day?

Clearly the way to end obesity is to shut down all the porn sites.


That's not a good idea. The increased periodic heart rate is probably the only thing keeping some people alive.

/fap
 
2012-06-16 10:13:30 PM
More like the corn lobby forcing tariffs on real sugar so they can pump HFCS into everything. Go into a grocery store and find something (short of a single ingredient) without HFCS or sugar.
 
2012-06-16 10:13:44 PM
I wonder if these scare stories are coming up only because nobody has yet found a way to pimp sugar with pretentious foodie bullshiat like they do with other unhealthful-when-overdone products like coffee, alcohol, and even salt.
 
2012-06-16 10:14:39 PM

GeneralJim: Sugar has long been known to be unhealthy. Many peer-reviewed articles, and media scare stories, including Fark references, have shown that. But the rush to tax and/or ban is simply farking stupid. Let people KNOW, by all means, and then let them decide.

/ Farking control freaks...


People who abuse sugar have health problems. Those health problems cost EVERYONE money by increasing the cost of private health insurance and the taxes that people pay towards medicare.

/let's throw some gas on this fire
 
2012-06-16 10:15:00 PM
Arr, more awful science reporting. This all started when Robert Lustig decided to start going around making declarations about sugar without any evidence to back it up. He may well be right, but none of the studies that would show it have completed yet. That's why crappy articles like this one resort to "some scientists say" and opinions from individuals who are willing to go out on a limb like Lustig.

Poor reporting like this is why you get health fads like the antioxident thing, or "hydrating."
 
2012-06-16 10:15:01 PM
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I said a hip, hop, a hippity hop and a bee bop till ya don't stop...
 
2012-06-16 10:15:11 PM

kukukupo: You can pry it from my cold, dead hands.

/it isn't sugar that is killing us
//How about the fact that we all sit on our asses and stare at a screen for 10 hours a day?


We? You must have a mouse in your pocket.
 
2012-06-16 10:15:39 PM
Ach, who cares?
 
2012-06-16 10:16:50 PM

astouffer: Go into a grocery store and find something (short of a single ingredient) without HFCS or sugar.


Try the kosher section. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the kosher-for-Passover version of Fox's U-Bet chocolate syrup was made with proper sugar, although it's made with HFCS for most of the rest of the year.

/catholic, so what the fark do i know
 
2012-06-16 10:17:07 PM

Creoena: kukukupo:
/it isn't sugar that is killing us
//How about the fact that we all sit on our asses and stare at a screen for 10 hours a day?

Clearly the way to end obesity is to shut down all the porn sites.


i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-06-16 10:18:16 PM
75% of all medical expenses are because of fat people? Bull crap. This article is just so much garbage.

Yes, people need to be less fat. THat's it.
 
2012-06-16 10:19:37 PM

Moonfisher: Sugar is addictive and works like a drug in that it makes people feel good and they desire increasingly large quantities of it to maintain that feeling. Fatties need rehab and counseling.



I crave sweets right after a meal but I find that if I can just ignore it for an hour the craving will subside.
 
2012-06-16 10:22:22 PM
I'd really like to see what would happen if, instead of reducing the amount of sugar, they just replaced HFCS with cane sugar.
 
2012-06-16 10:22:42 PM
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Because fruit is sugar-free.
 
2012-06-16 10:23:26 PM

LarryDan43: Sugar or corn syrup?


I'm old enough to remember the 70s and 80s when everybody ate sugar all the time and yet no one was really fat. Fat people were an anomaly. And more importantly, YOU NEVER SAW MUFFINTOPS.

I repeat, that roll of fat around the middle of an otherwise normal shaped human, was rare as hell. That never showed up until HFCS started being added to everything. There's something about that shiat that condenses fat around the middle.
 
2012-06-16 10:23:31 PM
Fat people don't cost the system big gobs of money anymore than the smokers--they tend to die before they get elderly and become REALLY expensive.

All you health freaks, you're costing all of us, you selfish preeks. Put down the tofu and eat some fries for heaven's sake.
 
2012-06-16 10:24:46 PM

Gulper Eel: astouffer: Go into a grocery store and find something (short of a single ingredient) without HFCS or sugar.

Try the kosher section. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the kosher-for-Passover version of Fox's U-Bet chocolate syrup was made with proper sugar, although it's made with HFCS for most of the rest of the year.

/catholic, so what the fark do i know


Passover Coke is the best thing ever.
 
2012-06-16 10:26:15 PM

astouffer: More like the corn lobby forcing tariffs on real sugar so they can pump HFCS into everything. Go into a grocery store and find something (short of a single ingredient) without HFCS or sugar.


Dark Chocolate Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.
 
2012-06-16 10:26:52 PM

astouffer: More like the corn lobby forcing tariffs on real sugar so they can pump HFCS into everything. Go into a grocery store and find something (short of a single ingredient) without HFCS or sugar.


Sugar is no better or worse than HFCS.
 
2012-06-16 10:27:08 PM
I remember the good old days, when liberals said, "it's my body... I'll do what I want with it."
 
2012-06-16 10:27:41 PM
Dr...

"sugar is bad, makes ya fat"

Dr. Receiving grant money...

"sugar is black death multiplying your redundant protoplasm while desecrating your insides like bot fly larva eating it's way through a cow brain"
 
2012-06-16 10:28:14 PM

trivial use of my dark powers: Fat people don't cost the system big gobs of money anymore than the smokers--they tend to die before they get elderly and become REALLY expensive.

All you health freaks, you're costing all of us, you selfish preeks. Put down the tofu and eat some fries for heaven's sake.



It costs more to care for healthy people who live years longer, according to a Dutch study that counters the common perception that preventing obesity would save governments millions of dollars.

The researchers found that from age 20 to 56, obese people racked up the most expensive health costs. But because both the smokers and the obese people died sooner than the healthy group, it cost less to treat them in the long run.
On average, healthy people lived 84 years. Smokers lived about 77 years, and obese people lived about 80 years. Smokers and obese people tended to have more heart disease than the healthy people.
Cancer incidence, except for lung cancer, was the same in all three groups. Obese people had the most diabetes, and healthy people had the most strokes. Ultimately, the thin and healthy group cost the most, about $417,000, from age 20 on.
The cost of care for obese people was $371,000, and for smokers, about $326,000.
The results counter the common perception that preventing obesity will save health systems worldwide millions of dollars.

"Lung cancer is a cheap disease to treat because people don't survive very long," van Baal said. "But if they are old enough to get Alzheimer's one day, they may survive longer and cost more."
 
2012-06-16 10:29:26 PM
What a lame attempt at covering the fact that they're just looking for another way to pillage pockets. Of course it won't reduce consumption. It'll just cost US more money.
 
2012-06-16 10:31:18 PM
Dr Lustig is a vile hack that has very little to no understanding of human physiology. He is the one responsible for this fear mongering. Kind of reminds me of the fear mongering that was done against saturated fats, leading us to use transfats instead, which turned out to be way more dangerous. Why is everybody ignoring the fact that since 1975 our average daily calorie consumption has gone up more than 200 calories a day, our lives have become more sedentary, and public knowledge of nutrition has actually declined because of a bunch of fear mongering snake oil salesmen?

It's really a simple equation:

calorie consumption up + activity down= more obesity. But I guess that's too simple, doesn't give you something to blame, and isn't interesting enough to sell books about.
 
2012-06-16 10:31:30 PM

miss marla singer: astouffer: More like the corn lobby forcing tariffs on real sugar so they can pump HFCS into everything. Go into a grocery store and find something (short of a single ingredient) without HFCS or sugar.

Sugar is no better or worse than HFCS.


Um... Stop. Seriously. You are obviously a moron. Do you know what the "H" in HFCS stands for? High. As in HIGH fructose corn syrup. HFCS has HIGH fructose, while sugar has NO fructose at all. So yeah, HFCS is far worse than sugar. I hope the corn lobby paid you well for your public schilling.

/sarcasm off
 
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