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    U.S. Food Consumption: Fat and oil intake has increased 25% since 1970


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    Wednesday, June 09, 2004 11:14 am Email this article
    From 1970 to 1997, U.S. intake of fats and oils increased 25 percent per person, from 53 pounds to 66 pounds per person according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service.                                                        

    Fats and Oils

    U.S. Consumption per person from 1970-1997

    Year
    Fats and Oils
    % Change since 1970
    1970
    53 lbs
    NA
    1980
    57 lbs
    +8%
    1990
    63 lbs
    +19%
    1997
    66 lbs
    +25%

    REFERENCE

    Putnam JJ, Allshouse JE. Food consumption, prices, and expenditures, 1970-97. Statistical Bulletin No. 965, 1999 April, Table 1. http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/sb965/

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