You eat twice as much sugar as you should

July 15, 2014

By Abby Abrams Bad news for your sweet tooth: People’s average consumption of sugar should be cut in half, a British government advisory group has recommended. A draft report by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition said that in order to curb obesity, people should reduce their sugar intake so that it only accounts for […]

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Americans consume too much added sugars, study says, and it’s killing us

March 17, 2014

By Karen Kaplan Americans consume too much sugar, and our collective sweet tooth is killing us. So says a study published Feb. 3 by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. It finds that 71.4 percent of U.S. adults get more than the recommended 10 percent of their daily calories from added sugars in foods and drinks […]

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Sugary drink consumption down among U.S. kids

June 11, 2013

By Kathryn Doyle More evidence that Americans are heeding calls to cut back on sugary drinks appears in a report from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2010, U.S. children got an average of 68 fewer calories per day from sugary drinks than in 2000, according to the analysis in […]

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