Obesity Rates Increased Over The Past Twenty Years Essay

1552 Words Oct 12th, 2016 7 Pages
Part A According to One Medical, obesity rates have increased over the past twenty years. The article claims that there have been many studies that have linked sugar-filled drinks with obesity, particularly with children. It has also been noted that “rising rates of obesity paralleled an increase in sugar consumption.” HFCS are high fructose corn syrup and can be compared to poison in large servings for humans health. Sucrose is the typical “table sugar” which is a common household item. Most sugar comes from either sugar beets, corn, maple trees or even coconut. High-fructose corn syrup and sucrose according to the article, practically have equal amounts of both glucose and fructose. The article claims, that most doctors report that high fructose corn syrup and sucrose are chemically equivalent. Since the information is given without citing any actual evidence, it must be taken with a grain of salt. Dr. Robert Lustig links “metabolic syndrome… type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and fatty liver disease,” with frequent and gradual fructose consumption. American men and women are consuming more than triple the recommended limit offered by the American Heart Association. The population is on average consuming twenty-eight teaspoons of added sugars. It is recommended for men respectively to consume on average nine teaspoons per day, and women should consume on average six teaspoons. According to Dr. Lustig Americans are on average, “eating two hundred to three…

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