Fructose link to diabetes may be different for sodas than fruit


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My son has diabetes 1 and it has had a profound impact on his life. I think type 2 can be avoided or ameliorated through diet and exercise.

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Sounds logical-natural vs artificial. No matter what it is, natural is better

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As I have said for ages, soda is SLOW POISON!!

Quaffing the odd pop is fine, if you drink it daily, NOT good. If you have several a day...….very bad.

I didn't drink a lot(except as a kid I often OD'ed on the stuff), thankfully I stopped drinking the crap about 15+year ago & I stopped knowingly each ketchup as well, out with mayo & I also try to avoid anything in quantity that is sugared up & overly processed garbage laced with as many chemicals as cigarettes!!

It IS going to come out eventually that these heavily processed foods people eat are a BIG reason for a lot of illnesses/issues people are facing, folks cut out the crap best you can!

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Why can’t they say “high fructose corn syrup”? That’s the real obesity pill. That’s what’s in the soda. Big difference between fructose, corn syrup and HFCS. Is Reuters avoiding this because of corporate ties? Hmmm.....

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Big difference between fructose, corn syrup and HFCS. Is Reuters avoiding this because of corporate ties? Hmmm.....

Nice bit of lazy insinuation, but the answer is simpler.

The BMJ itself used the term "fructose" rather than "high-fructose corn syrup". (It also uses the term "sweetened drinks" rather than "soda", but Reuters unwisely chose to interpret that specifically as soda, managing to demonstrate in a few short paragraphs both why it's better in the journalistic field to adhere to correct terminology that was supplied to them, and why it's worse to deviate from it.)

As fructose doesn't by definition have to be high-fructose corn syrup, Reuters and the BMJ were quite correct in their use of the term. HFCS is restricted by quota in Europe, and the B in BMJ indicates a European connection; I'll let you work out the rest.

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My takeaway from this article is that they discourage the consumption of products with added sugars, while products with natural, not-added sugars may be beneficial in some or many cases. Sounds like good, common-sense advice. Too bad for me that I love pastries and sweets and such.

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