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Big Sugar and Big Corn Syrup sue each other over who sucks less

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | November 11, 2015
Filed Under: Fight the Power!, Studies A Go-Go

In a battle best likened to Godzilla versus Mechagodzilla, the sugar industry took corn refiners to court last Wednesday, suing for 1.1 billion dollars over a 2011 ad campaign that described high fructose corn syrup as “cor

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WHO’s new sugar rules, reviewed

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | March 7, 2014
Filed Under: The Nerd News Parade

The World Health Organization came out with new guidelines for free sugar consumption. Sort of. From their website: “WHO’s current recommendation, from 2002, is that sugars should make up less than 10% of total energy inta

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Sucrose=bad. HFCS=badder

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | February 8, 2012
Filed Under: Uncategorized

After years of conjecture and speculation, scientists have finally figured out that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is, indeed, slightly worse for you than regular sucrose. But before the big reveal, a little background. People of

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Question of the Week: Sweet Enlightenment

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | May 25, 2011
Filed Under: Uncategorized

Wow. You guys ask a lot of questions. I don’t know whether to be honored that you’re looking to me for answers, or really disturbed that you’re looking to me for answers. Either way, I’ve committed myself t

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Is Sugar the New Satan?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | April 15, 2011
Filed Under: Uncategorized

You’ll need a lot of free time and maybe a cup of coffee or two to read journalist Gary Taubes’ lengthy anti-fructose diatribe in last Sunday’s New York Times. But whatever you do, don’t add any sugar to sa

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Nutritional News Throwdown!

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | November 3, 2010
Filed Under: Uncategorized

My morning surf fell through due to a closed-out shore break, so I have a lot of bottled up testosterone to deal with. But instead of my usual “plan B” – adding a cape and mask to my wetsuit and fighting crime fo

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We’ve seen the enemy and it is HFCS.

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | April 2, 2010
Filed Under: Uncategorized

For years, I’ve sneered at conspiracy junkies who claimed that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) was worse for you than common table sugar. “Sugar is sugar is sugar,” I’d declare. They all make you fat if abu

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If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, what’s 22 spoonfuls do for ya?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | August 25, 2009
Filed Under: Uncategorized

Remember how a couple weeks ago, several major food companies tried extort our government into lowering tariffs and threatened a sugar shortage? Yeah! Good times. Anyway, the American Heart Association has released a new study sug

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