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(Crain's New York)   Researchers from the University of Duh theorize that obese children drink more sugary sodas at fast food restaurants   (crainsnewyork.com) divider line 24
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2013-06-14 09:47:25 AM  
in before McDonald's_kid.jpg
 
2013-06-14 09:53:17 AM  
At least America is still on the cutting edge of scientific research...
 
2013-06-14 10:17:49 AM  

Saborlas: in before McDonald's_kid.jpg


Huh, and I came here for the 1200th posting of McDonald's kid. He's gotta be what, dead 10 years by now?
 
2013-06-14 10:23:58 AM  
Here's the thing: All of the fast food restaurants have healthier options for kids.  They all let you get milk or water or juice instead of pop; they all let you get fruit or veggies instead of fries; they all have smaller portioned kids foods.  Yeah, you can still get the double-cheeseburger with fries and Coke for your kid but you can do the chicken nuggets without sauce, apples, and a milk, too.
 
2013-06-14 10:27:31 AM  
It's not that they are sugary, it's the kind of sugar in them.

HFCS makes you fat. Regular sugar, not as much.
 
2013-06-14 10:29:51 AM  

meanmutton: Here's the thing: All of the fast food restaurants have healthier options for kids.  They all let you get milk or water or juice instead of pop; they all let you get fruit or veggies instead of fries; they all have smaller portioned kids foods.  Yeah, you can still get the double-cheeseburger with fries and Coke for your kid but you can do the chicken nuggets without sauce, apples, and a milk, too.


I always thought McDonalds should do a version of their grill chicken sandwich for kids meals. If you leave off the mayo, it's probably way healthier than most items on the menu, and I know that I personally as a kid would have much rather had my burger replaced with chicken than my fried replaced with apple slices.
 
2013-06-14 10:30:31 AM  

Wade_Wilson: meanmutton: I always thought McDonalds should do a version of their grill chicken sandwich for kids meals. If you leave off the mayo, it's probably way healthier than most items on the menu, and I know that I personally as a kid would have much rather had my burger replaced with chicken than my fried fries replaced with apple slices.


FTFM
 
2013-06-14 10:31:51 AM  
"Even though Americans with incomes 130% below the poverty line"

People so poor they need to pay people for work?
 
2013-06-14 10:50:44 AM  
If you're buying soda, you aren't really poor.  Well, I didn't buy sodas back when I was poo...because I was too poo to spend money on a sugar water that could have bought a been burito or something.
 
2013-06-14 11:41:36 AM  

Wade_Wilson: meanmutton: Here's the thing: All of the fast food restaurants have healthier options for kids.  They all let you get milk or water or juice instead of pop; they all let you get fruit or veggies instead of fries; they all have smaller portioned kids foods.  Yeah, you can still get the double-cheeseburger with fries and Coke for your kid but you can do the chicken nuggets without sauce, apples, and a milk, too.

I always thought McDonalds should do a version of their grill chicken sandwich for kids meals. If you leave off the mayo, it's probably way healthier than most items on the menu, and I know that I personally as a kid would have much rather had my burger replaced with chicken than my fried replaced with apple slices.


The secret with the fries/apple switch is to start them young.  If they always think of fries as "a special, sometimes treat" instead of "a standard part of my meal", they're going to eat healthier.
 
2013-06-14 12:00:55 PM  

s2s2s2: It's not that they are sugary, it's the kind of sugar in them.

HFCS makes you fat. Regular sugar, not as much.


It's probably all about the calories. If we replaced all sugar types with natural sugars in foods, it still makes you fat because we are putting sugar on top of foods already higher in calories. That is why we have actually reduced HFCS in foods in the past decade and the obesity rate has actually increased. What might be the difference is how your liver is affected. Link to an interesting article on it.

//Some current researchers believe it affects the liver worse than alcohol.
 
2013-06-14 12:36:32 PM  

Big_Fat_Liar: If you're buying soda, you aren't really poor.  Well, I didn't buy sodas back when I was poo...because I was too poo to spend money on a sugar water that could have bought a been burito or something.



Does spell check cost money?. Couldn't afford that? :)
 
2013-06-14 12:36:34 PM  

verbaltoxin: Saborlas: in before McDonald's_kid.jpg

Huh, and I came here for the 1200th posting of McDonald's kid. He's gotta be what, dead 10 years by now?


And he's in a country that uses the Cyrillic alphabet.
 
2013-06-14 12:50:27 PM  
Splenda < HFCS < Sugar < Honey
 
2013-06-14 02:26:17 PM  

L'mours: Big_Fat_Liar: If you're buying soda, you aren't really poor.  Well, I didn't buy sodas back when I was poo...because I was too poo to spend money on a sugar water that could have bought a been burito or something.


Does spell check cost money?. Couldn't afford that? :)


You people of privilege grew up with dictionaries.  We was too poo to own any fancy dictionaries.  We couldn't even afford to write in cursive given the high price of ink.
 
2013-06-14 03:00:56 PM  
We should be teaching kids to think about how they feel about an hour or so after they eat. Even hyper little kids will feel like shiat after guzzling a giant soda and wolfing down a basket of fries.
 
2013-06-14 03:15:43 PM  

MrEricSir: wolfing down a basket of fries.


I resent that
 
2013-06-14 04:30:26 PM  

s2s2s2: It's not that they are sugary, it's the kind of sugar in them.

HFCS makes you fat. Regular sugar, not as much.


"Regular" sugar also makes you dumb as fark, apparently.
 
2013-06-14 04:46:04 PM  

Shazam999: "Regular" sugar also makes you dumb as fark, apparently.


You say that because you've eaten so much sugar you forgot what "not as much" means?
 
2013-06-14 06:25:26 PM  
"Confound it, Watson, I need to start drinking prune juice!  HUUUNGH!  HUUUUUNNNGH!!"
 
2013-06-15 12:14:17 AM  

Skywolf the Scribbler: Splenda < HFCS < Sugar < Honey


Where in your ass did you pull that one out of?
 
2013-06-15 12:15:08 AM  

s2s2s2: Shazam999: "Regular" sugar also makes you dumb as fark, apparently.

You say that because you've eaten so much sugar you forgot what "not as much" means?


No, he says that because there is no scientific validity to your original statement.
 
2013-06-15 12:55:12 AM  

meanmutton: No, he says that because there is no scientific validity to your original statement.


There is, however, some evidence that the body treats HFCS differently than glucose, another common form of sugar. When a person's liver is deciding what to do with glucose, it has several options: use it for energy; convert the glucose into triglycerides or store the glucose as fat. A 2008 study found that fructose seems to go directly to fat [source: Parker-Pope].

HFCS is higher in fructose than conventional corn syrup, which is 100 percent glucose. But other types of HFCS, especially those used in non-soda products like certain breads, are 58 percent glucose and only 42 percent fructose [source: Warner].
 
2013-06-15 05:06:48 PM  

meanmutton: Skywolf the Scribbler: Splenda < HFCS < Sugar < Honey

Where in your ass did you pull that one out of?


Personal opinion with no relevant impact on reality
 
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