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Old 09-27-2012, 09:19 PM
 
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Myth: Eating too much sugar causes diabetes.

Fact: No, it does not. Type 1 diabetes is caused by genetics and unknown factors that trigger the onset of the disease; type 2 diabetes is caused by genetics and lifestyle factors. Being overweight does increase your risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and a diet high in calories, whether from sugar or from fat, can contribute to weight gain. If you have a history of diabetes in your family, eating a healthy meal plan and regular exercise are recommended to manage your weight.

If you are going to make a point, at least make it an educated, fully descriptive one, especially for those that do not know as much on the topic.

It is indeed a free country, as well-reflected by the fact that every citizen has his or her own choice of what fact/myth to believe in
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD / NY
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It is indeed a free country, as well-reflected by the fact that every citizen has his or her own choice of what fact/myth to believe in
Not arguing that, leloliu, cue, this thread and its many tangents.

Calling someone an ignoramus and then +1'ing it, when the statement below is not exactly accurate according to documented medical research, is where the issue I have lies. At least be clear for the sake of an argument and for those uninformed on the topic.

Originally Posted by Alkonost
Diabetes is largely genetic and not caused by obesity. Skinny people have type 2 as well. Ignorant ****.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:31 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I don't understand the economics of this. If the maximum portion size were halved, why wouldn't the seller also halve the selling price? Unless, perhaps you're assuming decreasing average cost, hmmmmm? AC = (FC + CQ)/Q? Your statement would then be correct. But, then, wouldn't there be an arbitrate opportunity? Mr Seller, I'll buy two portions from you and you charge me (2Q-M). Both parties benefit, so it will be done. In that case, the law becomes irrelevant, anyway.

By the way, whenever I go to the grocery, I'm puzzled that the per-ounce cost of large Diet Coke sizes is higher than than for smaller bottles. Which would seem to contradict your implicit assumption regarding decreasing average costs.

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I'm all for education and adding calorie counts on menu's is a good idea. But restricting the size of items is stupid. It just drives costs higher for things that people want as a money grab. Aren't things in this city expensive enough?
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I don't understand the economics of this. If the maximum portion size were halved, why wouldn't the seller also halve the selling price?
You know that doesn't happen! Have you bought orange juice, lately? The stuff used to come in 64-ounce cartons. Now it comes in 50-ounce "carafes." But the price happens to have remained the same. Charging people more for less is, apparently, standard operating procedure.
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