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Regulate Sugar Like Alcohol: Yes or No?
Olivia_WebMD_Staff posted:
Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, say that excess sugar is so bad for us that it should be regulated like alcohol or tobacco here in the U. S.

Check out the story and give us your opinion.
marysings responded:
Are you kidding? That's the craziest thing I've ever heard of! I would say some researchers are wasting the tax payers money. Might also say that some researchers have too little to do.

Jeeze - give me a break

Anon_61108 replied to jenna291's response:
It;s a scam to screw us out of more of our money.
i'm sick of government control over everything
BethGolden responded:
Raw, organic sugar has nutrients and are beneficial for the body. The problem always seems to be where we, as humans, change mother nature. WHITE sugar is actually TOO powerful for the body. We don't know what to do with it. It causes a spike in glucose and insulin (which in turn stores as body and belly fat) hyperactivity, hyper and hypo-glycemia, as well as Type II Diabetes. Type II Diabetes is caused directly from altered foods, particularly white sugar, in that the over production of insulin forces insulin receptors to shut down and stop receiving insulin. Many peopple do not know that white sugar (high fructose corn syrup, etc) feeds the abnormal yeast and fungus in the body and creates an overgrowth of parasites and fungus, fibromyalgia and other illnesses. Only ONE tsp of white sugar reduces the body's immune system for up to 6 hours.

So as we evaluate what is good for the body and not good for us, foods in their natural, organic state, without pesticides, are good for us. Anything bio-engineered or changed in any way, can't be as good for us as foods in their natural, unadulterated state.
DieselBurner responded:
What is the merit of the study? It seems that half of what comes out of Universities are to generate more research income. Sugar health risks may be on the same list as cold fusion. The idea of regulating sugar is just so preposterous that I might begin wondering if they will start regulating underwear because certain designs are so unhealthy for prostate health.
MSUphysicsFRIB replied to springisnear2012's response:
It was passed by the UN general assembly in 1948. A special committee drafted it. This "drafting committee" was headed by Eleanor Roosevelt (President Roosevelt's widow).
MSUphysicsFRIB replied to MSUphysicsFRIB's response:
JenPBDBP2 responded:
I am so tired of food being demonized. Sugar has a valid place in cooking and baking ingredients. For example, it's almost vital in every type of bread baking for a variety of reasons. It feeds the yeast, it's hydoscopic which helps the bread maintain the proper moisture (making it last longer), it contributes to the browning of the crust. When beaten with butter or egg ,it dramatically increases the amount air incorporated so you can get very light and fluffy whatever it is you're making. Plus gosh darn it, humans like sweet.

I do agree that we should stop the subsidies to corn farming, not because I believe corn products are inherently bad but it makes manufacturers able to put less of the 'good' stuff in food because HFCS is heavier than other ingredients.

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