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Americans Eat 42 Pounds Of Corn Syrup Annually [Headlines]

Americans Eat 42 Pounds Of Corn Syrup Annually [Headlines]

A recent study shows that the amount of sugar Americans consume far exceeds the American Heart Association's recommended amount.

Amelia Riley Swan
  • 14 september 2011

Derek Thompson at The Atlantic reblogged a visualization of America’s annual eating habits. According to Thompson’s graphic, besides almost 85 pounds of fat and oils and 110 pounds of red meat, the average American consumes about 42 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup annually. Forty-two pounds is the size of about six newborns, and pretty gross prima facie. But just how bad for you is it?

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