What do you blame obesity on?

Many people blame sugar for our obesity epidemic, the amount of sugar consumption is significantly higher than it was in 1970 but it is lower than the “sugar high” we were in in 1999. The average person consumes 78 pounds of mostly sugar and high-fructose syrup a year now, compared to the 89 pounds it was at in 1999. Studies in children and adults have found that reducing sugary drink consumption can lead to better weight control among those who are initially overweight.

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