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(Columbus Dispatch)   Coke tackles obesity in new ad, which is like lepers judging a beauty contest   (dispatch.com) divider line 30
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2013-01-15 08:19:17 AM  
Well said, subby.
 
2013-01-15 08:35:28 AM  
Coke does not make you fat. Your fat ass makes you fat.
 
2013-01-15 08:37:21 AM  
Coke is mix, don't drink the mix.
 
zez
2013-01-15 08:46:24 AM  
I wish coke would come out with a sugar version of their drinks like pepsi does.
 
2013-01-15 08:47:17 AM  
I don't see what's wrong with lepers judging a beauty contest, other than the potential health risk.
 
2013-01-15 08:47:28 AM  
They're right. It's total number of calories, PERIOD.

//which is why the safest bet is extremely low calorie density, high satiety food, like beans & leafy greens & shiat. You know, the bland tasteless stuff.
 
2013-01-15 09:00:39 AM  

Lexx: They're right. It's total number of calories, PERIOD.


Damn, didn't get in before the retardaderp started.
 
2013-01-15 09:37:57 AM  

zez: I wish coke would come out with a sugar version of their drinks like pepsi does.


They have one. It comes in a glass bottle and is made in Mexico.
 
2013-01-15 09:57:34 AM  

highrye: zez: I wish coke would come out with a sugar version of their drinks like pepsi does.

They have one. It comes in a glass bottle and is made in Mexico.


It is no more bueno for you if your diet consists of noting but Honey Buns, Snickers bars and vintage Cap'n Crunch. Occasional consumption is ok, what scares me is when lard asses have their grocery carts stocked with five or six 24 packs. You damn well know they use it as mouthwash in the morning and continue slurping down can after can throughout the day.
 
2013-01-15 10:44:29 AM  
Models have been using coke to tackle obesity since the 70s.
 
2013-01-15 10:51:08 AM  

zez: I wish coke would come out with a sugar version of their drinks like pepsi does.


Mexican Coke or close to Passover, find a grocery store with a high number of Jewish shoppers. They have Kosher (sugar cane) Coke at that time. Blesses by a rabbi and all
 
2013-01-15 11:32:56 AM  

JayR30: Blesses by a rabbi and all


I call it voo doo coke.
 
2013-01-15 11:34:11 AM  

Lexx: They're right. It's total number of calories, PERIOD.

//which is why the safest bet is extremely low calorie density, high satiety food, like beans & leafy greens & shiat. You know, the bland tasteless stuff.


It's total calorie differential, which requires actively maintain your metabolism during times of calorie restriction.
 
2013-01-15 12:02:15 PM  
Upper-case C or lower-case c?
 
2013-01-15 12:17:01 PM  

Oliver Twisted: Coke does not make you fat. Your fat ass makes you fat.


this simplistic mindset is why we have a huge epidemic nationwide. even the brightest minds don't know exactly how the human body works with regards to macronutrient effects on hormones and weight gain.
 
2013-01-15 01:00:39 PM  
I had a friend in college that was well over 400 lbs. The first time I went to his house I didn't even have to look at the street number. It was the one with a ten-foot-tall mountain of pepsi bottles in the trash. Dude would drink 8 liters a day of the stuff!
 
2013-01-15 01:25:20 PM  
Next thing you know there will be beer ads suggesting you imbibe in a responsible manner.
 
2013-01-15 01:30:33 PM  
Since everyone in the U.S.A. is required by law to drink Coca-Cola, I'm certainly relieved that the company is addressing the obesity issue.
 
2013-01-15 01:38:59 PM  
Subby must have bombed the analogies portion of the SATs (R.I.P.).

Let's see if we can understand his reasoning:

Coke causes obesity as lepers cause beauty? NO

Lepers yearn for beauty as Coke yearns for obesity? NO

Lepers are not beautiful as Coke is not obese? NO

Anyone understand what the fark subby meant by his headline analogy?
 
2013-01-15 05:08:48 PM  
Anyone understand what the fark subby meant by his headline analogy?

I believe he meant to imply that lepers were ugly and that ugly people are incapable of accuratly judging beauty. Spending just a few min on Fark should have told him otherwise.
 
2013-01-15 06:16:31 PM  
I always thought coke made you skinny.

No, I didn't read the article.
 
2013-01-15 06:59:22 PM  
Actually, recent studies are indicating that HFCS is, indeed, very different from table sugar when it comes to consumption. What was fun was watching folks like Nestle get smacked down when they tried to attack the Princeton study - the study's results are defensible, which means that, yes, what folks have been saying all along is demonstrably true.

HFCS is not a good idea. There's a reason Coca-Cola is suddenly, after spending well over a decade denying any connection between soft drinks and obesity, addressing obesity as it relates to their products.

The best part? Coca-Cola waited until their other lines of business could cushion the impact of losing customers drinking their HFCS-laced products. They don't suddenly care about obesity - they just care about their profit margins, that's all. Getting in front of the anticipated pushback on HFCS is what this is about.
 
2013-01-15 08:05:30 PM  

Oliver Twisted: Coke does not make you fat. Your fat ass makes you fat.


Refined sugar (including but not limited to HFCS) and flour are the main culprits in obesity. They mess up the body's hormonal regulation so that fat is stored into fat cells very easily but is never released again.

Sugar The Bitter Truth - Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology
 
2013-01-15 08:12:35 PM  

Lexx: They're right. It's total number of calories, PERIOD.

//which is why the safest bet is extremely low calorie density, high satiety food, like beans & leafy greens & shiat. You know, the bland tasteless stuff.


There's that black and white thinking we've been talking about again, but still maybe you know more than a professor of Endocrinology.

Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology
 
2013-01-16 08:44:34 AM  

kg2095: Oliver Twisted: Coke does not make you fat. Your fat ass makes you fat.

Refined sugar (including but not limited to HFCS) and flour are the main culprits in obesity. They mess up the body's hormonal regulation so that fat is stored into fat cells very easily but is never released again.

Sugar The Bitter Truth - Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology


Well if it's on YouTube it must be reliable.
 
2013-01-16 11:48:56 AM  
www.letssmiletoday.com
 
2013-01-16 06:17:41 PM  

Oliver Twisted: kg2095: Oliver Twisted: Coke does not make you fat. Your fat ass makes you fat.

Refined sugar (including but not limited to HFCS) and flour are the main culprits in obesity. They mess up the body's hormonal regulation so that fat is stored into fat cells very easily but is never released again.

Sugar The Bitter Truth - Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology

Well if it's on YouTube it must be reliable.


Did you even watch it to form that opinion? Robert Lustig is a professor of Endocrinology at the University of California in San Francisco.

Blind cynicism is a shameful sickness.
 
2013-01-16 08:10:17 PM  

kg2095: Blind cynicism is a shameful sickness.


So is blind obedience. And yes I've watched it. Find a new prophet, this guy is diagnosable.
 
2013-01-16 08:54:28 PM  

Barfmaker: kg2095: Blind cynicism is a shameful sickness.

So is blind obedience. And yes I've watched it. Find a new prophet, this guy is diagnosable.


You obviously have not watched it.
 
2013-01-16 08:58:06 PM  

kg2095: Barfmaker: kg2095: Blind cynicism is a shameful sickness.

So is blind obedience. And yes I've watched it. Find a new prophet, this guy is diagnosable.

Barfmaker: kg2095: Blind cynicism is a shameful sickness.

So is blind obedience. And yes I've watched it. Find a new prophet, this guy is diagnosable.


You obviously have not watched it. Because if you have then you are arguing against the premise that too much sugar farks up your metabolism and leads to obesity and diabetes.
 
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