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Your Tax Money Is Promoting Obesity and Disease

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Subsidized corn is a source of high fructose corn syrup
Credit: Marco Almbauer, wikipedia.org, CC BY-SA 4.0

by Dr. Joseph Mercola, Mercola.com

Poor health is typically the result of a metabolically inappropriate diet. Many studies have confirmed that processed foods and sugary beverages are significant contributors to obesity and chronic disease, including cancer.

Unfortunately, while the US government appears to be concerned about rising obesity and disease statistics, it has done virtually nothing to address its own role.

Subsidizing corn and soy is about as smart as subsidizing tobacco when it comes to public health, but when our federal government is run by dominate corporations – what else would you expect?

Agricultural policies in the US contribute to the poor health of Americans and play an important role in the ever-worsening obesity epidemic by promoting consumption of cheap junk food that wreak metabolic havoc.

A number of papers published in peer-reviewed journals have pointed out these facts, so policy makers should be well aware of them.

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© 2016 Dr. Joseph Mercola

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