Dr. Graham one of the moderators here lives on a fruit based diet and is far from being overweight. You can ask him in the forums "Raw and Sports"
But even the study itself takes two sugars:
HFCS and Table sugar. Table sugar 50/50 fructose/glucose so to answer your question there is something else going on with HFCS that we aren't quite aware of yet. Although I think it is safe to assume that eating fruit will not cause someone to be obese. I can verift this personally and if you want you can try for yourself.
Maybe this article will shut Dr Mercola up on his anti-fruit rants....
I eat 10-15 apples some days, they're the bomb.
Man western society has such a hard on for protein.
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A quick search on kwashiorkor clarifies this:
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Kwashiorkor (from Ghana language meaning "the sickness the baby gets when the new baby comes") was thought to be caused by insufficient protein consumption but with sufficient calorie intake, distinguishing it from marasmus. However, that is no longer the case.
More recently, micronutrient and antioxidant deficiencies have come to be recognized as contributory. This is a third world disease of extreme poverty.
It is now accepted that protein deficiency, in combination with energy and micronutrient deficiency [starvation], is necessary but not sufficient to cause kwashiorkor. The condition is likely due to deficiency of one of several types of nutrients (e.g., iron, folic acid, iodine, selenium, vitamin C), particularly those involved with anti-oxidant protection. Important anti-oxidants in the body that are reduced in children with kwashiorkor include glutathione, albumin, vitamin E and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Therefore, if a child with reduced type one nutrients or anti-oxidants is exposed to stress (e.g. an infection or toxin) he/she is more liable to develop kwashiorkor.
One important factor in the development of kwashiorkor is aflatoxin poisoning. Aflatoxins are produced by molds and ingested with moldy foods. They are toxified by the cytochrome P450 system in the liver, the resulting epoxides damage liver DNA. Since many serum proteins, in particular albumin, are produced in the liver, the symptoms of kwashiorkor are easily explained. It is noteworthy that kwashiorkor occurs mostly in warm, humid climates that encourage mold growth.
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In other words, by learning about kwashiorkor, my point is further proven that there is no medical term for protein deficiency, because it's never diagnosed.
Thanks for clarifying kwashiorkor. I first learned of it when I was a grad student at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health way back in 1983. At the time, it was considered a result of protein deficiency. I'm glad to know that more has been learned about it since then.
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