From: Mxsmanic on
John Rennie writes:

> Read the article.

Initially only the first part of the article displayed. I have since read the
rest. Thank you for suggesting the painfully obvious.
From: Mxsmanic on
Martin writes:

> Like over eating?

Much less so than other bad habits, such as drinking and smoking, or eating

> A lot die long before they reach 75.

Some do, but most don't. Most people live to be at least 75, in the U.S. The
life expectancy is about 78 at birth, but it increases with age. That is, a
person who is 77 isn't likely to die within a year, but instead has an average
life expectancy of at least another dozen years or so. Even a person who is
100 can expect to live for another three years.
From: Mxsmanic on
Martin writes:

> If you read the ingredients on the wrapper, you'll find it contains lots of
> sugar and fat but not much chocolate.

Most of the fat comes from cocoa butter (part of chocolate) and milk.
From: Earl Evleth on
On 1/02/10 20:15, in article 80aem5dcbsfkcr3v9rkms1ag0749mbh865(a),
"Mxsmanic" <mxsmanic(a)> wrote:

> A person in normal health should be able to remain active until he dies.

It that the category you place yourself for the future?

There is a joke, "Don't tell God your future plans, he will just laugh"

From: Earl Evleth on
On 1/02/10 20:19, in article g6aem5d2pqn6o225gdbvl4i9pcdaikajb3(a),
"Mxsmanic" <mxsmanic(a)> wrote:

>> The next time you buy a can of peas, read the fine print.
>> Sugar is added to a lot of things now not to make them
>> sicky sweet but to give the appearance that natural
>> plant sugars are there but even more so.
> Or to serve as a preservative. But even sugar doesn't always have as strong a
> taste appeal as fat. Personally I don't like things that are sickly sweet,
> which is why I prefer plain milk chocolate to chocolate candies with hideously
> sweet fillings.

What I am talking about is the industrial addition of sugar to
things that are not normally have sugar. The addition does
not make it overly sweet. But for diabetics they have to
monitor this. They often have surprises and the tests

Example: Before eating in the morning your blood glucose
will be around 100. You eat breakfast and normal testing
is in one hour, which usually is the time when blood glucose
has aleady peaked out. The reading might be 130, no problem.
But if it is 180, there is a problem. Certain foods will
cause a diabetic to spike and get a high reading. If 180
is enregistered, one tests in another hour, seeing if
it dropped to may be 120.

If a diabetic gets a regular fasting value in the morning of 180
that is dangerous and the end game is blindness, heart trouble
and kidney failure. So diabeticsmonitor their intake, some foods
will spike them others not.

Each diabetic is different in that regard.

My brother died from kidney failure. Fortunately it
is otherwise unknown in my family and I have no problems,