The sweet life and what it costs us

Released: 
December 21, 2012

Americans consume nearly 100 pounds of sugar and sweeteners each year. The #1 source? Soda and fruit drinks.

On average Americans consume nearly 100 pounds of sugar and high-calorie sweeteners each year. Nearly half comes from soda or fruit drinks that contain sugar or other sweeteners; together such drinks are the top source of calories in the American diet.

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