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I don't know what it is about the CDS (Calorie Denial Syndrome) sufferers out there, but it seems that every couple of months or so we get a new wave of posts about calories from various corners of the Incestral Health Community. For the most part, and as usual, these "complaints" are made against elaborately erected strawmen. One must erect these to counter the obvious, you see. But the CDS know better than the scientists and spin ever more convoluted explanations for why a calorie is not a calorie. Of course it's not. But newsflash! Those who acknowledge the supremacy of calories in the overall picture recognize that nutritive intake is not solely for the purpose of energy production. There. Half your scarecrow strawmen now lie rotting in the field (or perhaps some David Duke inspired mental picture ... grin).