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Jari Hiltunen

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Is Fructose (table sugar as well) poisonous?

Professor Robert Lustig has quite a few videos at Youtube (searchword Sugar, The Bitter Truth as an example) and he have published plentifull of information how poisonous frutcose is. Most interesting finding is a leptine resistense, which is a "Darvinian explanation" for the obesity. And fact that fructose causes fatty liver (metabolic disorder) as well. Take a look into his powepoint at http://www.slideshare.net/ancestralhealth/ahs-slidesrobert-lustig or article at The Atlantic http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/02/the-most-unhappy-of-pleasures-this-is-your-brain-on-sugar/253341/ (for finnish speaking I have draft document here http://tinyurl.com/d69xwux) and if you think professor Lustig is right, how come food manufacturers keeps adding fructose almost into every food?

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  • May 4 2012: Wait, was it actually suggested that sugar is as poisonous as alcohol? I'm sorry, but this just isn't true. Correct, eating excessive amounts of sugar over decades of one's life can lead to increased risk of a variety of diseases. So can salt, or almost any vitamin the body needs to survive.

    However, there are a few important distinctions. First- sugar does serve a recognizable, useful purpose for humans: it provides quick access to energy.

    Second, especially as it relates to alcohol and other drugs, the effective dose/lethal dose of sugar is tiny compared to other substances.

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