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1) According to the Corn Refiners Association, per capita U.S. consumption of high fructose corn syrup has gone from .5 pounds per year in 1970 to 59.2 pounds per year in 2005.

Which also equate to 2 calories of hfcs consumed daily in 1970 to 200 caloires of hfcs consumed daily in 2005.

SOURCE: http://www.corn.org/web/percaphfcs.htm

Absolutely frightening.

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2) From LookSmart (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0854/is_7_27/ai_n17207352) :

“Refined Carbs and Soda Are Culprits. “We saw a huge upswing in total calories between 1980 and 1997, almost all of it from refined carbohydrates, particularly corn syrup sweeteners,” says Lee Gross, M.D., lead researcher of the study. During the same 17-year period, the number of people with type 2 diabetes skyrocketed by 47%.”

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