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Is a calorie from sugar the same as a calorie from other food?

sos007
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"While the paper reviews the significant challenges involved in conducting and interpreting nutrition research—detailing the historically conflicting expert opinions regarding the health effects of food components such as fat, sugar, and carbohydrate—the participants did arrive at one conclusion: the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages clearly increases risk factors for chronic diseases such cardiovascular disease, and type-2 diabetes, even compared with calorically-equal amounts of starch."

Read the entire article here:

robertlustig.com/2018/05/be...

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sandybrown

What is the difference:

“The scientific community agrees: A calorie is NOT a calorie” and "Is a calorie from sugar the same as a calorie from other food?"

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sos007
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Did you read the article?

" the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages clearly increases risk factors for chronic diseases such cardiovascular disease, and type-2 diabetes, even compared with calorically-equal amounts of starch."

Sugar and other fructose containing foods increases fat in the liver causing fatty liver disease:

sugarscience.ucsf.edu/the-t...

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nick45Rick44

A calorie is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade. it is the same whether from sugar ,fat or protein or so I was taught as a student

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sandybrown

Agreed.

But one gram of sugar and one gram of rice or one gram of fruit react is different ways in human body.

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sos007
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Yes, we know that, but what the study says is that the source of the calorie can have negative effects on our body. Surely you don't think that a calorie from a vegetable and a calorie from sugar has the same impact on your body?

You should click on the link and read the study.

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nick45Rick44
nick45Rick44
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It has the same effect on metabolism.

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sos007
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It doesn't have the same effect on the liver - read the study.

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