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   High-fructose corn syrup - is there nothing it can't do?

02 Jan 2013 02:16 AM   |   18487 clicks   |   Minneapolis Star Tribune
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cretinbob     
Get it's biatch ass in the kitchen and make me a sandwich?

02 Jan 2013 12:00 AM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
Reduce obesity?

/DNRTFA

02 Jan 2013 12:05 AM
jaylectricity    [TotalFark]  

cretinbob: Get it's biatch ass in the kitchen and make me a sandwich?


Oh sure you can, sugar.

02 Jan 2013 12:09 AM
Makh    [TotalFark]  
Makes sodas slimy.

02 Jan 2013 12:33 AM
Relatively Obscure    [TotalFark]  
Table sugar is sucrose, which is half fructose, half glucose. High-fructose corn syrup is 55 percent fructose and 45 percent glucose.

ZOMG!

02 Jan 2013 12:36 AM
Makh    [TotalFark]  

Relatively Obscure: Table sugar is sucrose, which is half fructose, half glucose. High-fructose corn syrup is 55 percent fructose and 45 percent glucose.

ZOMG!


Wow, they actually said that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucrose

That's kinda misleading.  Should mention that sucrose is a distinct molecule of which the other two are parts.  Not some 50/50 mixture as opposed to 55/45.

02 Jan 2013 12:51 AM
Summer Glau's Love Slave     
FTFA: "Sugar may make the brain crave more food."

Next you'll be telling me that salt can actually make you thirsty!

/youdontsay.jpg

02 Jan 2013 02:19 AM
danielscissorhands     
Why the double negative, subby?

/drtfa, yet

02 Jan 2013 02:20 AM
Pointy Tail of Satan     
Return to Hell from whence it came?

02 Jan 2013 02:20 AM
thisiszombocom     
cure diabeetus?

02 Jan 2013 02:21 AM
mgshamster    [TotalFark]  

Makh: Relatively Obscure: Table sugar is sucrose, which is half fructose, half glucose. High-fructose corn syrup is 55 percent fructose and 45 percent glucose.

ZOMG!

Wow, they actually said that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucrose

That's kinda misleading.  Should mention that sucrose is a distinct molecule of which the other two are parts.  Not some 50/50 mixture as opposed to 55/45.


02 Jan 2013 02:27 AM
The Southern Dandy     
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02 Jan 2013 02:28 AM
Soupysales    [TotalFark]  
Make idiot moms irritate me more?

02 Jan 2013 02:29 AM
mgshamster    [TotalFark]  

mgshamster: Makh: Relatively Obscure: Table sugar is sucrose, which is half fructose, half glucose. High-fructose corn syrup is 55 percent fructose and 45 percent glucose.

ZOMG!

Wow, they actually said that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucrose

That's kinda misleading.  Should mention that sucrose is a distinct molecule of which the other two are parts.  Not some 50/50 mixture as opposed to 55/45.




Oops. Hit the add comment button by accident.

What I meant to say was: Considering that the body breaks up sucrose into its components of glucose and fructose, what's the difference practically?

02 Jan 2013 02:29 AM
culebra     
Not suck in every way besides being cheap and sweet?

02 Jan 2013 02:30 AM
maddermaxx     

Makh: Relatively Obscure: Table sugar is sucrose, which is half fructose, half glucose. High-fructose corn syrup is 55 percent fructose and 45 percent glucose.

ZOMG!

Wow, they actually said that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucrose

That's kinda misleading.  Should mention that sucrose is a distinct molecule of which the other two are parts.  Not some 50/50 mixture as opposed to 55/45.


It's still broken down to Glucose and Fructose in the gut, before being taken up, however, so I think the point is somewhat valid. Fructose is still worse for you, and the ratio does make a difference.

02 Jan 2013 02:30 AM
my alt's alt's alt     
absolutely true. i had to completely remove sugar from my diet for a time and went through hardcore heroin-esque withdrawals and cravings like a motherfarker.

it got really serious when i saw a baby ruth crawling on the ceiling

02 Jan 2013 02:31 AM
Fapinator     
"High-fructose corn syrup - is there nothing it can't do?"

All right, this is how these things work. High-fructose corn syrup will be run out of town on a rail very soon. Same thing happened to bacon. "Oooh, so high in fat, clogs your arteries, stay away from it." Then it was brought back as the solution to everything. You could make clothes out it, put it in beer, use slices of bacon as bookmarks in your signed first editions of Hemingway. In a few decades HFCS will have speciality shops. There will be HFCS clubs, recipe books, snob threads in news aggregators. Grandmas will forward emails about how putting the stuff on somebody's third-degree burns can save their life. You get the idea.

02 Jan 2013 02:42 AM
sminkypinky     
But if obese people stop eating junk, won't somebody think of the impact on the healthcare industry and fast food manufacturers?!
You are addicted to crap food - until you get your fat ass 'man vs food' attitude adjusted, and start cooking real food in sensible proportions, you are going to continue to die fat and early.

02 Jan 2013 02:42 AM
BradleyUffner     
And Apples are nearly 66% fructose. Which by the logic this article uses that makes them worse than eating pure sugar.

02 Jan 2013 02:43 AM
Fapinator     

my alt's alt's alt: it got really serious when i saw a baby ruth crawling on the ceiling


Hilarious. Gave you the "funny" vote. For me it was like that with the cigs. They were talking to me in dreams.

02 Jan 2013 02:45 AM
Bill_Wick's_Friend     

my alt's alt's alt: i had to completely remove sugar from my diet for a time and went through hardcore heroin-esque withdrawals and cravings like a motherfarker.


You're lucky you quit when you did. I started off with oral ingestion but pretty soon that wasn't giving me enough of a rush so I started snorting confectioners sugar.

Pretty soon I hit rock bottom hardcore, melting sugar and distilled water in a spoon and injecting it into my veins. By that time I wasn't even doing it for the sweetness, just to feel normal. In the end I was stealing sugar packets from Tim Horton's so that I could "caramelize" five times a day.

My family got me the help I need and I'm now in a Stevia maintenance program.

/holding my 2 year chip
/wondering how it would taste with a glaze

02 Jan 2013 02:47 AM
Bennie Crabtree     
FTA: Some nutrition experts say this sweetener may pose special risks, but others and the industry reject that claim. And doctors say we eat too much sugar in all forms.

This article is so full of misleading statements that it could be used in lectures about propaganda and rhetoric as an example of blatant lying with a friendly face. This sentence, though, is by far the best example of multiple layers of misdirection I have seen in a non-politics article since the US election. This writer should be paid to sell gold on the Business tab.

02 Jan 2013 02:55 AM
Valiente     

Fapinator: "High-fructose corn syrup - is there nothing it can't do?"

All right, this is how these things work. High-fructose corn syrup will be run out of town on a rail very soon. Same thing happened to bacon. "Oooh, so high in fat, clogs your arteries, stay away from it." Then it was brought back as the solution to everything. You could make clothes out it, put it in beer, use slices of bacon as bookmarks in your signed first editions of Hemingway. In a few decades HFCS will have speciality shops. There will be HFCS clubs, recipe books, snob threads in news aggregators. Grandmas will forward emails about how putting the stuff on somebody's third-degree burns can save their life. You get the idea.


So funny, so true. HFCS will one day be the base material for a pork-pie hat, and shortly therefore the rusty creak you hear will be the final seal of the Apocalypse cracking asunder.

/insert lake of fire, anorexic horse dudes.

02 Jan 2013 02:57 AM
Oznog     

Fapinator: "High-fructose corn syrup - is there nothing it can't do?"

All right, this is how these things work. High-fructose corn syrup will be run out of town on a rail very soon. Same thing happened to bacon. "Oooh, so high in fat, clogs your arteries, stay away from it." Then it was brought back as the solution to everything. You could make clothes out it, put it in beer, use slices of bacon as bookmarks in your signed first editions of Hemingway. In a few decades HFCS will have speciality shops. There will be HFCS clubs, recipe books, snob threads in news aggregators. Grandmas will forward emails about how putting the stuff on somebody's third-degree burns can save their life. You get the idea.


Some states will reintroduce it, with a Medical HFCS card you can still purchase it from specialty shops. Still illegal under federal law, though.

02 Jan 2013 02:59 AM
Aeonite    [TotalFark]  

Relatively Obscure: Table sugar is sucrose, which is half fructose, half glucose. High-fructose corn syrup is 55 percent fructose and 45 percent glucose.

ZOMG!


H2O

H2O2

Same difference.

02 Jan 2013 03:00 AM
maddermaxx     

BradleyUffner: And Apples are nearly 66% fructose. Which by the logic this article uses that makes them worse than eating pure sugar.


An average apple has about 11g of fructose in it. A single soft drink, like a coke for example, has about 35g in a 20oz/600ml bottle. How many people do you know who eat more than 3 apples in a day? Probably very few - most people have only one or two as snacks, if any, in a day. How many people do you know who drink more than one bottle of coke/soda/pop whatever in a day? Lots. People live on the stuff, and that's not even getting into what else it's put in.

Also, the 35g figure assumes 55/45 HFCS, while actual drinks on the shelves apparently often have higher mixes of Fructose than that:


The HFCS used in soda is supposed to contain no more than 55% fructose and 45% glucose, according to the Corn Refiners Assn. (Another popular formulation is 42% fructose and 58% glucose.) This slight difference is the reason why we here at Booster Shots frequently say that HFCS is just as unhealthy as "natural" sugar.

But it turns out that some of the stuff they put in soda isn't HFCS, it's RHFCS - Really High Fructose Corn Syrup.

The Keck researchers found that the sweeteners in Coca-Cola and Pepsi contained as much as 65% fructose (and only 35% glucose), and Sprite registered as much as 64% fructose (and 36% glucose).

"The type of sugar listed on the label is not always consistent with the type of sugar detected," they wrote. "Considering that the average American drinks 50 gallons of soda and other sweetened beverages each year, it is important that we have more precise information regarding what they contain, including a listing of the fructose content."


I'm not saying it's terribad for you, but it certainly isn't healthy, and you should be aware of it.

02 Jan 2013 03:09 AM
2 Replies     
It can't stop people from overly freaking the fark out and demonizing it.
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02 Jan 2013 03:15 AM
TomD9938     
FTA : These sugars often are added to processed foods and beverages, and consumption has risen dramatically since the 1970s along with obesity. A third of U.S. children and teens and more than two-thirds of adults are obese or overweight

Also since the 1970s, kids started staying indoors in order to play video games while most adults quit smoking.

Presto!

A nation of fat-asses.

02 Jan 2013 03:17 AM
This Pun Was Intended     
Whoah that's really fascinating.

Now stfu and let me finish my leftover Halloween candy in peace.

02 Jan 2013 03:18 AM
Bonzo_1116     

culebra: Not suck in every way besides being cheap and sweet?


Karo syrup is essential for making taffy at home. But to guzzle down loads of the stuff every day?

It's almost better to drink beer instead.

02 Jan 2013 03:23 AM
DittoToo     
"I got fat because I ate too much fruit", said nobody ever.

02 Jan 2013 03:25 AM
lordargent     
maddermaxx : An average apple has about 11g of fructose in it. A single soft drink, like a coke for example, has about 35g in a 20oz/600ml bottle. How many people do you know who eat more than 3 apples in a day? Probably very few - most people have only one or two as snacks, if any, in a day. How many people do you know who drink more than one bottle of coke/soda/pop whatever in a day?

Basically, the real problem is that people consume too much and that it's a lot easier to drink in those calories than to chew them.

02 Jan 2013 03:27 AM
LDM90     
No, there is nothing it can't not undo.

02 Jan 2013 03:27 AM
Britney Spear's Speculum     
"HFCS are fine in moderation" - Corn Lobby


When the bun, hotdog, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise and sweet pickle relish all have HFCS then your argument is invalid

02 Jan 2013 03:28 AM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     
It's quantity, not quality. Pretty obvious.

02 Jan 2013 03:28 AM
inclemency     

Bennie Crabtree: FTA: Some nutrition experts say this sweetener may pose special risks, but others and the industry reject that claim. And doctors say we eat too much sugar in all forms.

This article is so full of misleading statements that it could be used in lectures about propaganda and rhetoric as an example of blatant lying with a friendly face. This sentence, though, is by far the best example of multiple layers of misdirection I have seen in a non-politics article since the US election. This writer should be paid to sell gold on the Business tab.


Really? White-knighting processed sugar?

/re: the headline. Ric Romero.

02 Jan 2013 03:30 AM
fatassbastard    [TotalFark]  

my alt's alt's alt: it got really serious when i saw a baby ruth crawling on the ceiling


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It's no big deal...

02 Jan 2013 03:38 AM
Relatively Obscure    [TotalFark]  

Britney Spear's Speculum: "HFCS are fine in moderation" - Corn Lobby


When the bun, hotdog, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise and sweet pickle relish all have HFCS then your argument is invalid


Wait.  Hotdogs and mayonnaise aren't good for you?

02 Jan 2013 03:39 AM
Shadow Blasko     

Aeonite: H2O

H2O2

Same difference.


I'll drink the H20, You drink the H2O2, and we'll meet up tomorrow and see how things went.

02 Jan 2013 03:40 AM
bukijin     
It's easy to drink or drink a vast amount of calories in sugar which doesn't produce a feeling of fullness (well the glucose part does but the fructose part doesn't). Like to see someone eat the same amount of calories in good food (which has a lot of zero-calorie roughage). We threw out all the sugar in our house about 1 year ago and now don't miss it at all - in fact couldn't even eat something with sugar in it anymore because it tastes so sickly sweet. I prefer to ingest my useless calories in alcohol (which is actually sugar that gets you drunk).

HFCS is an American disease.

02 Jan 2013 03:43 AM
BolloxReader     

thisiszombocom: cure diabeetus?


Ah but it can, and quite permanently too.

02 Jan 2013 03:46 AM
yukichigai     
Taste good?

Seriously, there's something about HFCS that always tastes slightly like "burning" to me.

02 Jan 2013 03:51 AM
Fapinator     

yukichigai: Seriously, there's something about HFCS that always tastes slightly like "burning" to me.


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02 Jan 2013 04:10 AM
Kevin72    [TotalFark]  
To all you HFCS and GMO defenders, I say EAT AND DRINK AS MUCH AS YOU WANT. Go ahead. You know you want it.

02 Jan 2013 04:40 AM
ShawnDoc     

DittoToo: "I got fat because I ate too much fruit", said nobody ever.


I know someone like this.  He's near 300lbs, and only eat "healthy", which means he brings a giant bowl of fruit to work each day (mostly berries), and every time I walk by his desk he's stuffing them into his mouth or chewing on some.

So it can happen.

/I also know a 240lbs vegetarian.  Most of his weight is from alcohol consumption though.

02 Jan 2013 04:43 AM
Fapinator     

ShawnDoc: I know someone like this. He's near 300lbs, and only eat "healthy", which means he brings a giant bowl of fruit to work each day (mostly berries), and every time I walk by his desk he's stuffing them into his mouth or chewing on some.

So it can happen.

/I also know a 240lbs vegetarian. Most of his weight is from alcohol consumption though.


Be fair now. You know these people probably have glandular conditions.

02 Jan 2013 04:49 AM
The Quaalude Renaissance     
Come on, I mean this guy was the quoted source FTA::
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02 Jan 2013 04:53 AM
RexTalionis     
When I was a poor kid in China, one of the things we'd take back from the hospital is the sterile glucose solutions they used to use for IVs. As a kid, we'd puncture the seal and drink it like soda. Tasted great.

/Comment is unrelated.

02 Jan 2013 05:05 AM
Another Government Employee     
They have to suppress this. It's what we use to keep the sheep compliant.

02 Jan 2013 05:09 AM
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