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Cane Sugar or Corn Sugar...

...is there REALLY a difference?

 
ss_mom

Asked by ss_mom at 1:03 PM on Oct. 24, 2010 in Health

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  • Corn sugar (HFCS) is chemically modified and there are studies showing that it has a negative impact on the metabolism that does not occur with pure sugar (sucrose). It's a journal article, so I can't link it directly, but search the net for Bocarsly, Powell, Avena and Hoebel, "High-fructose corn syrup causes characteristics of obesity in rats: Increased body weight, body fat and triglyceride levels" and you should be able to find some free references to it.  Corn syrup is also more insidious - you'll find it in a lot of food you'd never think to have any kind of sugar in it - so overall you eat far more of it than you would if you were consciously monitoring your intake of sugar.  If you start watching for it, you'll realize you're probably consuming hundreds of extra calories a day all in corn syrup.

    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:13 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • There are distinct differences in how it's derived: http://www.ehow.com/about_5379818_pure-high-fructose-corn-syrup.html

    But in addition to that most corn produced in the US today is from GMO seed, frankly I'd rather not eat a product derived from a seed made with human DNA and chemicals so that it's nore resistant, grows larger, etc etc. GMO corn, by the company Monsanto (aka the devil) is linked with organ failure and so many other health problems. And GMO's and HFCS are in 7 out of 10 products on store shelves, gee I wonder why we are a fatter nation and diabetes is an epidemic. It's said by 20501 in 3 Americans will be diabetics. And it's because of the crap they eat!
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 1:10 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • One is sugar and the other is the new name for HFCS.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 1:05 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:21 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • Yes! Yes! HUGE difference!
    http://www.aolnews.com/surge-desk/article/fructose-the-sugar-of-choice-for-cancer-cells/19579248?a_dgi=aolshare_facebook
    BabyBeans0506

    Answer by BabyBeans0506 at 1:25 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • http://www.aolnews.com/article/new-studies-fan-flames-of-corn-syrup-debate/19412768
    BabyBeans0506

    Answer by BabyBeans0506 at 1:29 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • difference yes
    but ur body recognizes sugar as sugar no matter if its fake or not which i dont recommend fake because of the aspartame in it
    mama2jaybub

    Answer by mama2jaybub at 6:56 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • You lost me, mama2jaybub. Aspartame in what?
    ss_mom

    Comment by ss_mom (original poster) at 10:58 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Cane Sugar and Corn Sugar (AKA High Fructose Corn Syrup) - They are both Sugars - They are both bad for your body if consumed in high quantities. There is NO CONCRETE evidence that HFCS is any worse than Cane (aka white table sugar) Sugar.

    The reason that HFCS is more popular in prepackaged items is that it is CHEAPER to produce.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 1:20 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

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