Caffeine and hacking (was Re: Soldering)
spectre at floodgap.com
Thu Mar 11 16:32:36 CST 2010
> > Refined cane sugar (sucrose) isn't really any less evil, chemically,
> > than HFCS, but it tastes better.
> Actually it is. While too much sugar in your blood is bad from an
> insulin level and resistance point of view, the glucose part of sucrose
> can be metabolized by any cell in your body. fructose OTOH can only be
> metabolized by liver cells, and in the process causes damage to your
> liver - as much as alcohol, and in the same ways, without any of the
> see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM
> That new agave syrup stuff is an abomination, it's a super high fructose
K, time for medical reality before this swings too wide.
- Truth: fructose metabolism is essentially exclusive to the liver.
- Truth: people who report a large amount of fructose intake also have
higher rates of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, and upregulation of the
enzymes responsible for fructose metabolism in liver biopsies.
- Not yet? truth: an actual smoking gun. Many such studies haven't controlled
for other liver-deleterious dietary problems (and to their credit admit
it), and because of recall bias, may not be able to control for it by
design. It is entirely possible that it's a marker, not a cause, and other
factors may lead to the liver damage. See, for example,
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15051594 [full text available]
If we wanted to be totally non-evil, then we should be all eating glucose,
but if you've tasted glucose you will also realize that based on the taste
demands of the populace, that won't happen.
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