For some years now I've been a subscriber to the newsletters of Robert Mercola.
Today he forwarded some particularly useful information on the fattening of Americans, principally through the addition of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) to soft (soda) drinks.
'... research has shown fructose to be particularly harmful to human health. Unlike excess glucose, which passes through our digestive tract and is excreted, 100 percent of fructose that's consumed is taken up by the liver. Once there, fructose causes increased fat deposition in the abdominal cavity and increased blood levels of triglycerides -- both of which are risk factors for heart disease and diabetes.'
On average, Americans drink around 200 litres of high fructose corn syrup containing soft drink a year which makes it probably the most likely source of obesity.
When is the number one source of calories in the United States, and it is very likely the primary cause of the obesity epidemic.
On the track
In the meantime stay tuned, highly tuned and drink less soft drink. If you're thirsty, drink water.