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America’s sweet tooth not as sweet as a decade earlier

In 2011, 130.5 pounds per capita of caloric sweeteners were available for consumption by U.S. consumers, down from the per-person high of 151.3 pounds in 1999. Availability of total corn sweeteners (high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), glucose syrup, and dextrose) has fallen from 83.5 pounds per person in 1999 to 62.2 pounds in 2011, partly reflecting rising sales of bottled water at the expense of HFCS-sweetened soft drinks.

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Last updated: Monday, September 16, 2013

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