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Bariatric surgery: Extreme decision, extreme results

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  • MelisaRobins posted at 5:26 am on Sun, Jan 23, 2011.

    MelisaRobins Posts: 4

    Jehovah Witness Blood transfusion ban is just man-made dogma.

    At its core, the Jehovah's Witnesses refusal of blood transfusions is based entirely on faith, not on science (as their own "Blood Brochure" is very specific about). Bloodless surgery as a *preference* may be more popular than it once was, but that is not the issue at hand.

    The *doctrine* and practice of letting someone die rather than allow the use of blood in life-threatening situations is the real issue. And at its core is the blind adherence to the dictates of an organization of men.
    The "blood issue" is the JW's Jonestown Kool-Aid. It is their baseless test of loyalty to their Society. Despite the fact that it makes little sense to a silent majority of them anymore, they think it proves their faithfulness to "God's organization" People who die refusing blood, or who let their children die,are considered heroes.
    The Watchtower has teams of lawyers to protect itself from wrongful death lawsuits.
    JW hypocritically USE Blood when they want to

  • Rosanne Rust MS RD LDN posted at 4:54 pm on Thu, Jan 20, 2011.

    Rosanne Rust MS RD LDN Posts: 1

    I agree with Nicole Rhoads, that surgery should be a last resort, and people should first work on making reasonable changes, getting back to portion size basics (like described in the Food Pyramid).

    As a consultant to the food industry (including Corn Refiner's) I have to disagree with Tracy Benson's point that when people focus on calories or a diet program they suddenly consume more high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners. Let's clarify that the calories in HFCS are no different than other sugars.
    All sugars should be consumed in moderation, and wholesome foods should be chosen first, before extra calories from sweetened foods are consumed.

    @ JJ2014, while fructose in studies on rats has been shown to increase growth of tumors, keep in mind that pure fructose and high fructose corn syrup are two different sugars. The studies correlate fructose to tumor growth (in rats) and also use large amounts of it to draw these conclusions.

  • JJ2014 posted at 6:33 pm on Wed, Jan 19, 2011.

    JJ2014 Posts: 6


    Actually, the human body uses different chemicals to process fructose versus sucrose, plus while all existing cancer cells flourish when humans eat sugars, only fructose has been shown to cause existing cancer cells to not only flourish, but also to multiple.

  • JJ2014 posted at 6:10 pm on Wed, Jan 19, 2011.

    JJ2014 Posts: 6

    The following summaries of nearly 1500 JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES MEDICAL and other COURT CASES will provide the BEST and MOST ACCURATE info about Jehovah's Witnesses, their beliefs, and how they ACTUALLY practice such day to day.

    The following website summarizes over 900 court cases and lawsuits affecting children of Jehovah's Witness Parents, including 400 cases where the JW Parents refused to consent to life-saving blood transfusions for their dying children:


    The following website summarizes over 500 Jehovah's Witnesses Employment related lawsuits, etc, including DOZENS of court cases in which JW Employees refused blood transfusions, and/or other cases involving Worker's Comp, medical, health, and disability issues:


  • Cornrefiner posted at 5:21 pm on Wed, Jan 19, 2011.

    Cornrefiner Posts: 1

    Consumers are being misled into thinking that there are nutritional differences between high fructose corn syrup and sugar, when in fact they are nutritionally the same. Whether it’s corn sugar or cane sugar, your body can’t tell the difference. Sugar is sugar. They all contain four calories per gram. Switching out a kind of corn sugar for table sugar is not for health and it is not for science.

    The American Medical Association stated that, “Because the composition of high fructose corn syrup and sucrose are so similar, particularly on absorption by the body, it appears unlikely that high fructose corn syrup contributes more to obesity or other conditions than sucrose.”

    According to the American Dietetic Association, “high fructose corn syrup…is nutritionally equivalent to sucrose. Once absorbed into the blood stream, the two sweeteners are indistinguishable.”

    It is important to note that many parts of the world, including Australia, Mexico and Europe, have rising rates of obesity and diabetes despite having little or no high fructose corn syrup in their foods and beverages, which supports findings by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the American Diabetes Association that the primary causes of diabetes are obesity, advancing age and heredity. (

    As many dietitians agree, all sugars should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced lifestyle.

    Consumers can see the latest research and learn more about high fructose corn syrup at

    Audrae Erickson
    Corn Refiners Association


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