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Fox



Joined: 04 Mar 2009

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This fellow seems to think that the results of this study are being misinterpreted by lay people. The lesson he suggests you should take away from it is, "Don't overeat because it leads to insulin resistance and brain trouble; and a new study in rats suggests DHA could offer protection if you do."
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The World Health Organization says your daily sugar intake should be just 5 percent of your total calories — half of what the agency previously recommended, according to new draft guidelines published Wednesday.

After a review of about 9,000 studies, WHO's expert panel says dropping sugar intake to that level will combat obesity and cavities. That includes sugars added to foods and those present in honey, syrups and fruit juices, but not those occurring naturally in fruits.

http://news.yahoo.com/5-percent-calories-sugar-161818103.html
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Americans Say Sugar Is More Harmful Than Marijuana
http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/infographic-americans-say-sugar-more-harmful-marijuana-n51616

This is great news! America knows what's up! I hope this influences other countries (and it almost certainly will as the United States is the cultural leader of the world). Some places may be slow to come around, but perceptions are changing worldwide.
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ricochet



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so i have to divorce my honey again! Crying or Very sad
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:31 pm    Post subject: Study: Junk Food Can Cause Laziness Reply with quote

LOS ANGELES (CBS Las Vegas) – According to a recent study, not only does eating too much junk food lead to obesity, it can also make you mentally slower or less motivated.

Researchers at UCLA tested rats on two different diets. Half the rats were given a healthy diet which consisted of ground corn and fish meal. The other rats were given an unhealthy diet of high sugar and high processed foods.

After about three months, researchers noticed major differences between the two groups of rats. They found the rats on junk food were not only more overweight that the rats on the healthy diet, but they were also less motivated. Researchers indicated that a poor diet had an impact on their brain.


http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2014/04/09/study-junk-food-can-cause-laziness/
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Jongno2bucheon



Joined: 11 Mar 2014

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Study: Junk Food Can Cause Laziness Reply with quote

World Traveler wrote:
LOS ANGELES (CBS Las Vegas) – According to a recent study, not only does eating too much junk food lead to obesity, it can also make you mentally slower or less motivated.

Researchers at UCLA tested rats on two different diets. Half the rats were given a healthy diet which consisted of ground corn and fish meal. The other rats were given an unhealthy diet of high sugar and high processed foods.

After about three months, researchers noticed major differences between the two groups of rats. They found the rats on junk food were not only more overweight that the rats on the healthy diet, but they were also less motivated. Researchers indicated that a poor diet had an impact on their brain.


http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2014/04/09/study-junk-food-can-cause-laziness/



“Overweight people often get stigmatized as lazy and lacking discipline,” Aaron Blaisdell, a professor of the psychology at UCLA’s Brain Research Institute and lead research on the study, said in a press release obtained by CBS News. “We interpret our results as suggesting that the idea commonly portrayed in the media that people become fat because they are lazy is wrong. Our data suggest that diet-induced obesity is a cause, rather than an effect, of laziness. Either the highly processed diet causes fatigue or the diet causes obesity, which causes fatigue.


LOL

This is hilarious. I wonder how many fat people just had a heart attack reading this.so sick of all the us shows where fat people blame genetics, while hiding heir fried chicken and lard cans from the camera.
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Scorpion



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sugar causes brain damage? That makes sense. It explains why so many tea party types are chronically overweight. Weight gain and brain damage. It all makes sense now.
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:41 am    Post subject: Re: Sugar causes brain damage? Reply with quote

KimchiNinja wrote:
this year I ate zero sugar. Let me just say it was *a lot* of work, you basically need to cook all your own food since they sneak it into everything. Eat out is very tricky, even in Korea. Absolutely noticed a cognitive boost which showed itself in my work.
This family did the same thing:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/07/year-of-no-sugar_n_5084561.html
(I really want to read the book.)
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World Traveler



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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New movie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCUbvOwwfWM
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World Traveler



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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aside from adding excess pounds to your body, your sweet tooth may also be adding years to your face. "Internally, sugar molecules attach themselves to protein fibers in each of our cells," said Dr. Susan Stuart, a San Diego, Calif. board-certified dermatologist. This damaging process, known as glycation, can result in a loss of radiance, dark circles under the eyes, loss of tone, puffiness, an increase in fine lines and wrinkles and a loss of facial contours and increased pore size. Pass on the sugary treats if you want to preserve your youthful glow.
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ghostrider



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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

World Traveler wrote:

I try to eat a lot of vegetables, nuts, and seeds.

That's probably worse than eating white sugar. Nuts and seeds are full of omega 6 fats which suppress metabolism and are correlated with all kinds of health problems.

"The short answer is that elevated n-6 intakes are associated with an increase in all inflammatory diseases – which is to say virtually all diseases. The list includes (but isn’t limited to):

cardiovascular disease
type 2 diabetes
obesity
metabolic syndrome
irritable bowel syndrome & inflammatory bowel disease
macular degeneration
rheumatoid arthritis
asthma
cancer
psychiatric disorders
autoimmune diseases"
http://chriskresser.com/how-too-much-omega-6-and-not-enough-omega-3-is-making-us-sick
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bucheon bum



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: DC area

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ghostrider wrote:
World Traveler wrote:

I try to eat a lot of vegetables, nuts, and seeds.

That's probably worse than eating white sugar. Nuts and seeds are full of omega 6 fats which suppress metabolism and are correlated with all kinds of health problems.

"The short answer is that elevated n-6 intakes are associated with an increase in all inflammatory diseases – which is to say virtually all diseases. The list includes (but isn’t limited to):

cardiovascular disease
type 2 diabetes
obesity
metabolic syndrome
irritable bowel syndrome & inflammatory bowel disease
macular degeneration
rheumatoid arthritis
asthma
cancer
psychiatric disorders
autoimmune diseases"
http://chriskresser.com/how-too-much-omega-6-and-not-enough-omega-3-is-making-us-sick


I don't know enough about seeds, but nuts are good for you. At least that's pretty much what every reputable medical study has shown.
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ghostrider



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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"In an earlier newsletter, I wrote about P. A. Piorry in Paris, in 1864, and Dr. William Budd in England, in 1867, who treated diabetes by adding a large amount of ordinary sugar, sucrose, to the patient's diet. Glucose was known to be the sugar appearing in the diabetics' urine, but sucrose consists of half glucose, and half fructose. In 1874, E. Kulz in Germany reported that diabetics could assimilate fructose better than glucose. In the next decades there were several more reports on the benefits of feeding fructose, including the reduction of glucose in the urine. With the discovery of insulin in 1922, fructose therapy was practically forgotten, until the 1950s when new manufacturing techniques began to make it economical to use."

and

"Many studies have found that sucrose is less fattening than starch or glucose, that is, that more calories can be consumed without gaining weight. During exercise, the addition of fructose to glucose increases the oxidation of carbohydrate by about 50% (Jentjens and Jeukendrup, 2005). In another experiment, rats were fed either sucrose or Coca-Cola and Purina chow, and were allowed to eat as much as they wanted (Bukowiecki, et al, 1983). They consumed 50% more calories without gaining extra weight, relative to the standard diet. Ruzzin, et al. (2005) observed rats given a 10.5% or 35% sucrose solution, or water, and observed that the sucrose increased their energy consumption by about 15% without increasing weight gain. Macor, et al. (1990) found that glucose caused a smaller increase in metabolic rate in obese people than in normal weight people, but that fructose increased their metabolic rate as much as it did that of the normal weight people."

and

"When the idea of 'glycemic index' was being popularized by dietitians, it was already known that starch, consisting of chains of glucose molecules, had a much higher index than fructose and sucrose. The more rapid appearance of glucose in the blood stimulates more insulin, and insulin stimulates fat synthesis, when there is more glucose than can be oxidized immediately."
http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/sugar-issues.shtml

So sugar can be used to treat diabetes. Sugar is associated with less fat gain than starchy foods (like bread or rice). Sugar has a lower GI. I think sugar is being unfairly demonized now just like saturated fat was for decades.
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KimchiNinja



Joined: 01 May 2012
Location: Gangnam

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ghostrider wrote:


So sugar can be used to treat diabetes. Sugar is associated with less fat gain than starchy foods (like bread or rice). Sugar has a lower GI. I think sugar is being unfairly demonized now just like saturated fat was for decades.


It seems impossible that you can be serious.

But then, this is Dave's...
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