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YouTube: Sugar: The Bitter Truth

Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin. Series: UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public [7/2009] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 16717]

A fascinating lecture.

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Daibetes Diagnoses and HFCS Intake 1980-2008

=CORREL() in Excel 2007 gives a value of 62.7%


USDA Economic Research Service Briefing Rooms (Table 52)

Centers for Disease Control Diabetes Program

Fine print:

  • HFCS intake prior to 1973 was less than 1 gram
  • HFCS grams/day is per capita
  • HFCS intake accounts for spoilage/loss
  • Diabetes diagnoses are for civilian, non-institutionalized persons

If you know of an online resource for obesity or diabetes statistics dating back to 1970, please let me know.

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