In a mental exercise I posted yesterday, I asked readers to speculate as to the order of most likely cause of heart disease and death from myocardial infarction. The facts are that death by MI was unheard of in 1910 (about 100 years ago), had risen to 3,000 deaths per year by 1930, and to 500,000 by 1960. Then I provided eight food group categories, A – H, and indicated how much each had changed over the last 100 years, but without telling you which group was which. So here we go: A; sugar and sweeteners: 100% increase B; eggs, fruit (excl. citrus), vegetables, whole grain: Moderate decrease C; lowfat milk: 100% increase D; whole (full fat) milk: 50% decrease E; butter, lard, tallow: 70% decrease (30 lbs. per person per year to under 10) F; vegetable oils (incl. hydrogenated): 437% increase (11 lbs. pppy to 59) G; poultry: 280% increase (18 lbs. pppy to 70) H; beef; 46% increase (54 lbs. pppy to 79) So, if one were to simply line it up by the numbers, the order would be like this: Massive increase in vegetable oil consumption. Huge increase in poultry consumption. Large increase in sugar and sweeteners….