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|User Info||More Dumb: Teen Diabetes; entered at 2012-05-02 01:14:32|
Registered: 2011-03-16 Pasadena, CA
Bike asked "Are you saying that HFCS is metabolized by the body the same as all other sugars."|
Cane sugar is a molecule with glucose and fructose pieces, joined into one molecule that is rather easily split by the digestive system. Ditto for beet sugar.
The fructose part is sweet, the glucose part not so sweet.
I dont think HFCS is structured the same way, but a simple mixture of glucose and fructose molecules, 45% glucose, 55% fructose.
Glucose can be used by every cell in the body to fuel its metabolic engines, the mitochondria in cells.
Fructose can be only be metabolized in the liver, and turns into LDLs implicated in fatty liver and heart disease.
Some snippets from Wikipedia to support my position: