CitationBray, George A. & Popkin, Barry M. (2018). 90th Anniversary Commentary: Consumption of Sweetened Beverages Predicts the Occurrence of Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Nutrition, 148(10), 1688-1690.
AbstractCarbohydrate and sugar are recurring themes in the history of diet and disease. After the agricultural revolution 10,000 y ago, nutrition changed from a hunter-gatherer way of life to one in which food could be grown in one locale, avoiding the challenges of continuing to move to find food. The domestication of animals and the development of many grains and other crops allowed civilizations to develop and reduced most effects of seasonality on food supplies for many countries. The agricultural revolution also led to the growth of cities and, with it, a group of infectious diseases that dominated the health of people for thousands of years and led to the continued development of many new caloric foods and beverages over the last 10,000–12,000 y.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Nutrition
Author(s)Bray, George A.
Popkin, Barry M.