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    Old 01-20-2017, 09:21 AM   #1
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    Question Sugar --> Fat weight conversion formula

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    What is the weight of fat that can result from eating 1 oz of sugar (e.g., sucrose)?

    Reason I ask is twofold:
    a) Large plants that grow in soil get almost none of their weight from the soil itself but get it from the air and water they ingest (true fact).

    b) Fat is expelled as gas from what I read recently. If that is true, is the reverse true? That the fat we create is composed significantly of air and/or water that is combined with ingested sugar?

    In other words, if I eat 1 oz of sucrose does it combine with 2 oz of air and/or water to become 3 oz of fat?

    I've searched for an answer on this and cannot find one.

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    Old 02-02-2017, 01:28 PM   #2
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    Question Re: Sugar --> Fat weight conversion formula

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    Is an answer of interest to anyone else?
    The answer may provide strong motivation to really cutting down on sugar for me.

     
    Old 02-02-2017, 03:05 PM   #3
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    Re: Sugar --> Fat weight conversion formula

    The liver converts excess sugar to fat in a process called Lipogenesis. Air and water have nothing to do with it, nor is it a plant-like process. The fat is then released into the bloodstream and deposited mostly around the organs in the abdomen.

     
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    Re: Sugar --> Fat weight conversion formula

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    The liver converts excess sugar to fat in a process called Lipogenesis. Air and water have nothing to do with it, nor is it a plant-like process. The fat is then released into the bloodstream and deposited mostly around the organs in the abdomen.
    Not sure what you mean - Lipogenesis is a (series of) chemical reaction(s) so in that very general way it is a plant-like process. I looked up Lipogenesis and it got complicated quickly for my tiny, non-biology major brain.

    I think it is still a valid question though.
    I'll bet my house that 1 oz of sugar doesn't turn into precisely 1 oz of fat. It will be less, or more than 1 oz. I'm just wondering if 1 oz of sugar turns into greater than 1 oz of fat - and by the addition of anything - not just water or air.

     
    Old 02-02-2017, 04:40 PM   #5
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    Re: Sugar --> Fat weight conversion formula

    The take away here is that fat deposited around the internal organs is the worst kind of fat and contributes to the development of many chronic diseases.

     
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    Re: Sugar --> Fat weight conversion formula

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    The take away here is that fat deposited around the internal organs is the worst kind of fat and contributes to the development of many chronic diseases.

    So far - yes. I am hoping for more info about the question I asked.

     
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    Re: Sugar --> Fat weight conversion formula

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    Summary:
    In other words, if I eat 1 oz of sucrose does it combine with 2 oz of air and/or water to become 3 oz of fat?
    There is no simple answer to your question other than to say eating an ounce of sugar will not turn into a net gain of more than an ounce in weight. Matter is neither created or destroyed. Whatever glucose, fat or other substances it might be used to form in our body will be formed from what is in the sucrose and already in the body. The digestion and conversion process will consume some energy so a slight loss might be expected.

    Also, sucrose may or may not be turned into fat depending on the body’s energy needs. How it’s used is mostly dependent on insulin. Preferred storage compound would be glycogen first and then fat with excess caloric intake.

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