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Published: Thursday, Sept. 27 2012 8:45 a.m. MDT

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Prettyoldlady
Los Angeles, ca

The food was changed in the USA, UK and Australia 30 years ago when dangerous food chemicals from the USA was allowed into Europe. The food today causes stubborn insulin If you have stubborn insulin you hold fat and have a hard time losing weight. You can eat very little and the weight still does not come off. Stubborn insulin will hold fat and diets won’t work. When researchers used a specialized diabetes diet on overweight people all lost weight even those who did not have diabetes.

just google SPIRIT HAPPY DIET

NedGrimley
Brigham City, UT

What? Another high profile study linking sugar to obesity? Very impressive! Maybe someone else should see if suger has an effect on obesity. Maybe the government can chip in a couple of million to find out if there is a connection. giggles...

A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

NedGrimley,

Believe it or not, there are indeed a great deal of people who believe that such drinks have little to do with health. Deep down, do we all know better? Yes. But as true as that is- it is even more evident that people need further reminding of the truth.

Water is essential for us to live. Consistent repetition is just as essential in order to exercise the mind until it has the strength to overcome habit, or learned behavior. I'd spend 1 Billion more if it influenced more people to choose more wisely. Do I think such beverages are at the top of our list of priorities? Not really. But is putting effort into 'what is right' a bad thing? Not really.

I would agree with you if you argued that there are more important things to talk about. But whether it is necessary to retell the truth is something I think you may have overlooked here. I know what is right and wrong. But personally I need constant reminder of it. Without such reminders, I am more inclined to do what is wrong. I believe everyone else faces that very same challenge.

Hank Pym
SLC, UT

re A voice of Reason

"...Consistent repetition is just as essential in order to exercise the mind until it has the strength to overcome habit, or learned behavior....But personally I need constant reminder of it. Without such reminders, I am more inclined to do what is wrong. I believe everyone else faces that very same challenge."

Finding your trigger for making bad decisions & correcting them will lead to better behavior.

The more I'm badgered to do thing A rather than thing B; you can be sure I'll do thing B just because I can.

If you need to be nagged & molly-coddled into doing the right thing fine. But, don't project your needs onto the rest of us.

A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

Hank Pym,

Other people expressing their opinion is not "projecting their needs" onto you.

My saying that "all people need reminding" is a fact of life that is self-evident. But I suppose you are perfect and never need anyone's help to improve. I didn't say that I needed this article, but that someone may feel that it is useful- which justifies it's publication. If you can't handle that, go be a hermit and quit bothering the rest of us human beings that are willing to be civil and decent to each other.

But clearly I must be wrong! The New England Journal of Medicine surely MUST be nagging and trying to molly-coddle everyone. Everyone, run for your lives! Not molly-coddling! In all seriousness, your reply is as illogical as it is immature. If you feel nagged by other people's opinions you ought not read them or provoke any discourse with them.

One could argue that this article could potentially save someone's life. But I guess your not feeling pestered is far more important than others trying to help the world. Friendly advice: grow up and quit whining. :)

A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

Hank Pym,

I don't know if my first post to you will get published. I refuted your stubbornness and feeling of being nagged just by the existence of other opinions. But for now I have a better point to bring up.

If you are correct, then no one ought to ever publish what is 'right' ever again. Because obviously everyone will fair better without any amount of instruction whatsoever. Or is one instruction all it takes? Perhaps for you, but does that mean everyone else is the same?

Again, heaven forbid that the New England Journal of Medicine publish something that you don't want to hear. Absurd! How dare they!?

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