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Should I buy coke with sugar or high fructose corn syrup?
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Not too much
Coke and other soft drinks tend to promote obesity.
A ice cold coke every now and then is not a big problem, but regular soft drink consumption is not a conducive to good weight control.

In brief: Not too much
Coke and other soft drinks tend to promote obesity.
A ice cold coke every now and then is not a big problem, but regular soft drink consumption is not a conducive to good weight control.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. Michael Shapiro
Neither is a good choice. Both sucrose and high fructose corn syrup contain roughly the same amount of fructose. Fructose per se is not bad if found in natural foods (e.g., fruits). That is because the natural sources also contain fiber, which slows its absorption in the intestine and mitigates some of its adverse metabolic effects. The problem is added sugar (sucrose and high fructose corn syrup) when used in processed food, as the sugar is added excessively and the fiber is removed. In excess, fructose in this context gets converted to fat and leads to insulin resistance over time. The keys are to avoid soda, fruit juice, sports drinks, and processed foods.
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