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I read an article that sugar consumption per person in the UK in the 1600's was about 7 lbs./yr. and that by the 1850's in the USA it was about 52 lbs/yr and that in the USA today (2003) it is some where around 150 lbs/yr. In other words:
1600's = 7 lb/52 wk = 0.135 lb/wk; = 17.46 tsp/wk; = 2.50 tsp/day
1850's = 52 lb/52wk = 1.0 lb/wk.; = 129.7 tsp/wk ; = 18.53 tsp/day
2003 = 150 lb/52wk = 3.0 lb/wk. ; = 389.1 tsp/wk ; = 55.59 tsp/day! [ 0.43 lb/day!] Article #1 below suggests a limit of 10 teaspoons per day. [Click current graph ]
(Updated: 3/7/11, 12/05)"The density of granulated sugar is 0.7 g/cc."
The density of granulated sugar is 0.405 oz/in^3
so 1 lb. of sugar contains approximately:
454 g/lb x 1 cc x 1 mL x 1 tsp = 129.71 tsp
0.7 g 1 cc 5 mL
where: 1 tsp = 5ml ; 1 cc = 1 ml ; 1 tsp = 5 cc
or 1 tsp of granulated sugar = 3.5 g.
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> Sugar Consumption ‘Off The Charts’ Say Health Experts
> HHS/USDA Urged to Commission Review of Sugar’s Health Impact
> WASHINGTON - Citing Americans’ sharp increase in sugar
> consumption, a broad array of health and nutrition experts have
> asked the federal government to commission a National
> Academy of Sciences (NAS) study on the health consequences
> of sugar consumption. In a letter to the Secretaries of the U.S.
> Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S.
> Department of Agriculture (USDA), the experts cited medical
> evidence indicating that diets high in sugar can promote obesity,
> kidney stones, osteoporosis, heart disease, and dental caries.
> The letter was signed by Dr. George Blackburn of Harvard
> Medical School, Dr. Kelly Brownell of Yale University, Dr. Marion
> Nestle of New York University, Dr. Walter Willett of the Harvard
> School of Public Health, the American Public Health Association,
> the American School Health Association, C. Everett Koop’s
> “Shape Up America!” organization, the Society for Nutrition
> Education, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, and 38
> other professors and health groups.
> According to the USDA, people consuming 2,000 calories a day
> should eat no more than about 10 teaspoons of added sugar.
> USDA surveys show that the average American is consuming
> about 20 teaspoons of sugar per day.
> “Sugar consumption is off the charts,” said Michael F. Jacobson,
> executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
> “Added sugars - found largely in junk foods such as soft drinks,
> cakes, and cookies - squeeze healthier foods out of the diet. That
> sugar now accounts for 16 percent of the calories consumed by
> the average American and 20 percent of teenagers’ calories.”
> A government study found that in 1977-78 added sugars
> provided only 11 percent of the average person’s calories.
> Soft drinks, which contain about nine teaspoons of sugar per
> 12-ounce can, are a leading contributor to increased sugar
> consumption. The per capita consumption of soda has doubled
> since 1974. In their letter, the experts warned that soda pop may
> be contributing to osteoporosis because many teenage girls and
> young women drink soda instead of calcium-rich milk.
> In 1942, the American Medical Association (AMA) expressed
> concern about sweetened carbonated beverages, candy, and
> other foods rich in sugar but poor in nutrients. The AMA urged
> that “all practical means be taken to limit consumption” of such
> foods. Since 1942, soft-drink consumption has increased about
> seven-fold (excluding diet soda), and overall sugar consumption
> has increased by one-third.
> “Many Americans will make New Year’s resolutions to eat
> healthier and lose weight. Cutting back on nutrient-poor sugary
> foods, such as soda, cookies, candies, and pastries, will help
> people achieve their resolutions,” stated Dr. Margo Wootan,
> senior scientist for CSPI.
> The health experts’ letter also cited studies showing that most
> Americans are not eating the recommended levels of fruits and
> vegetables and that obesity rates in the U.S. have sharply
> increased. Twenty years ago, teens consumed almost twice as
> much milk as soda; today they consume almost twice as much
> soda as milk.
> The experts urged that an NAS study of sugar consumption be
> conducted to assess the full impact of added sugars on
> Americans’ diet and health. They said the study should also
> recommend future policy changes and research.
> “With all the focus on fat, we’ve forgotten about sugar. It’s time to
> rethink our national infatuation with sweets,” concluded Jacobson.
That article above came from http://www.lowcarb.ca/articlesb/article314.htmlArticle # 2.
Concerning the increasing prevalence of diabetes, what I would like to see is a graph of the rising sugar consumption per capita and the rising diabetes malady overlaid on each other. If I were to guess, I'd guess that they would be very similar except for a time delay of about 20 years.
"When considering water fluoridation, an individual must consume one liter of water fluoridated at 1 part per million (1 ppm) to receive 1 milligram (1 mg) of fluoride" http://www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/fluoridation.htm#areweat ;
(2012. St. Pete reduced the Fluoride additive to 0.65 ppm.) This means that the optimum adult daily water consumption of 8 glasses/cups of water would equal an ingestion of : Approximately: 8 cups = 8 x 8 fl. oz/cup = 64 fl oz x 1 L./33.8 oz = 1.89 mg Fluoride/day. or 689.2 mg/year or 3,446.2 mg/5years which is equal to 3.44 Liters of Fluoride over 5 years. Healthy kidneys can only flush about half of this; the rest goes into the bones and makes them abnormal [ "Fluoride Increases Hip Fractures" ]; See http://www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/fluoridation.htm#fluorosis AND, in the History of Fluoride (1855 to present) link below, scroll down to the "1956 March 1956" date to see the estimated percentage of fluoride that is deposited in the bones i.e. 25-50%. See also this date: "1957 Alcoa Aluminum" to see how the phosphate industry took over the evil.) . See also: http://www.infiniteunknown.net/2010/10/31/fluoride-a-chronological-history/ and see: History of fluoride from 1877 to date: http://curezone.com/dental/fluoride.html for the world chronology of all fluoride diseases, lawsuits and claims.
Existing data (1993) indicate that subsets of the population may be unusually susceptible to the toxic effects of fluoride and its compounds. These populations include the elderly, people with deficiencies of calcium, magnesium, and/or vitamin C, and people with cardiovascular and kidney problems. ... Because fluoride is excreted through the kidney, people with renal insufficiency would have impaired renal clearance of fluoride ... Impaired renal clearance of fluoride has also been found in people with diabetes mellitus (Emphases added). Toxicological Profile for Fluorides, Hydrogen Fluoride, and Fluorine (F), (April 1993), U.S. Dept. Health and Human Services, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, p.112 http://doctoryourself.com/diabetes.html
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