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October 29, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(18):1521-1522. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740700061027

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The Excessive Consumption of Carbohydrates  Dr. J. H. P. Paton of the James Mackenzie Institute of Clinical Research, St. Andrew's, has drawn attention in the Edinburgh Medical Journal to the evils of the excessive consumption of carbohydrates in the ordinary diet. The amount of sugar consumed per head of population in Great Britain has increased from 17 pounds in 1819 to 90 pounds in 1928. In a girls' school, Dr. Paton found that the average consumption of sugar was more than 100 pounds per head. In other countries the amounts are even greater; for Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Denmark the figure is 112 pounds per annum. Sugar differs from other foods, including carbohydrates, in that it is a pure chemical substance which has been subjected to a series of chemical processes and is totally devoid of vitamins. To a certain extent it has displaced fat in the

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