Consumption of high-fructose corn syrup in beverages may play a role in the epidemic of obesity.

  title={Consumption of high-fructose corn syrup in beverages may play a role in the epidemic of obesity.},
  author={George A. Bray and Samara Joy Nielsen and Barry M Popkin},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={79 4},
Obesity is a major epidemic, but its causes are still unclear. In this article, we investigate the relation between the intake of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and the development of obesity. We analyzed food consumption patterns by using US Department of Agriculture food consumption tables from 1967 to 2000. The consumption of HFCS increased > 1000% between 1970 and 1990, far exceeding the changes in intake of any other food or food group. HFCS now represents > 40% of caloric sweeteners… CONTINUE READING
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