Authors

Shemisa Ali

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

2019

Department

Leadership and Innovation

Faculty Advisor

Steven Harvey

Abstract

Food is a necessity, consumed for its nutritional value. It is also what builds, revitalizes, and fuels the human body. When formulated with additives, food can often pose long-term detrimental effects on human health. One common high-volume additive is sugar. The sweet, appealing flavor entices customers, and thus leads to the quick sale of products containing sugar. Recent studies link high sugar consumption to chronic medical illnesses such as diabetes, obesity, cancers, heart disease, kidney failure, and hyperactivity in children. This project will explore the harmful effects of high-volume sugar consumption, look at the negative effects of our fast food culture, and share what can be done to preserve health and wellness in America.

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