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It’s pretty interesting, although not definitive. Their argument is:
- Since the 1970′s High Fructose Corn Syrup has replaced sugar as a main sweetener in the US
- HFCS has slightly different physiological effects than sugar which leads to higher caloric intake
The Wikipedia article points out that none of the studies have been definitive. Even if HFCS does have some bad effects I’d still think it’s only a small part of the larger puzzle. The fact is that Westerners, and especially Americans apparently, consume more calories per day, and are less physically active, than the rest of the world. That’s it. Why do we need to look for other excuses when the real answer is so painfully obvious?