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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #37)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:09 AM

40. There are plenty of cultures that consumed an all-plant diet and did just fine, and in fact,

 

in the us vegetarians tend to be the healthiest populations. if fructose were toxic to the liver we would see lots of liver damage/failure in these populations. we don't.

over-consumption of *any* food substance is unhealthy and in some cases can cause death. including water. that doesn't mean the substance itself is toxic.

*Overeating* leading to obesity is 'toxic' to the liver, in fact:

What is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)?

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) refers to a wide spectrum of liver diseases ranging from the most common, fatty liver (accumulation of fat in the liver, also known as steatosis), to Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH, fat in the liver causing liver inflammation), to cirrhosis (irreversible, advanced scarring of the liver as a result of chronic inflammation of the liver). All of the stages of Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease are now believed to be due to insulin resistance, a condition closely associated with obesity. In fact, the BMI correlates with the degree of liver damage, that is, the greater the BMI the greater the liver damage.

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=46582

it doesn't matter if you eat too much protein, fat, or carb -- if you eat enough to get fat, you're damaging your liver.

there's nothing special about fructose, and there's plenty of studies that contradict the ones people like this guy pull out re fructose.

is it good to put tons of hfcs into everything? no. same as it's not good to put lots of table sugar into everything. forget about obsessing about fructose and eat less processed food.

The most economical explanation for increased obesity and all the physical problems associated with it is that total calories per capita have increased 19% since 1983, concurrent with steadily declining levels of physical activity.

but people wanna obsess about specific foods that are making them sick, or that will make them healthy. it's kind of like religious fanaticism.


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