It’s a remarkably straight line, increasing steadily from 6.3 pounds per person per year in 1822 to a maximum of 107.7 lb/person/year in 1999. Wrap your brain around this: in 1822, we ate the amount of added sugar in one 12 ounce can of soda every five days, while today we eat that much sugar every seven hours.
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Dr. Stephan Guyenet at Whole Health Source provides details about the large increase in U.S. consumption of industrial seed oils over the last hundred years. I’ve not studied the issue in detail, so I have no opinion about the health ramifications. But it’s interesting for sure. Dr. G is well worth reading.
Stephan Guyenet, Ph.D., (neurobiology) posted a graph at his blog (Whole Health Source) showing dramatically better glucose levels in people with diabetes eating a low-carb diet (20% of energy from carbs) compared to those on a 55% carb diet.
No great surprise, but it has more impact when you see it graphed out.
Steve Parker, M.D.