Reproductive Health And The Industrialized Food System: A Point Of Intervention For Health Policy:
Widespread exposure to processed, prepared, and sweetened foods and beverages contribute to the US obesity epidemic and the concomitant increased risk for many diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, some forms of arthritis, and several cancers. 63
The prevalence of diets that are relatively high in fructose and low in fiber may also adversely influence children’s metabolism and the related capacity to regulate their weight.64
63 White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity. Solving the problem of childhood obesity within a generation: report to the President. Washington (DC): The Task Force; 2010.
64 Lustig RH. The ‘skinny’ on childhood obesity: how our western environment starves kids’ brains. Pediatric Annals. 2006;35(12):898–902, 905–7.