Dispelling Myths

Science is, by its very nature, a process of questioning things, then answering and confirming those answers by accumulating evidence. Even after all of this, scientists may disagree on what the evidence says, or how much evidence is needed to conclude that a particular observation is true. Below, we highlight some of the questions, clear up potential misconceptions, describe why and how our scientific team came to the conclusions it did, and provide alternative views on the information shared on

Dispelling Myths: Hidden in Plain Sight

With all of the public discussion about sugar, many people are confused over whether we also should be concerned about naturally occurring sugars in fruits and vegetables. Our SugarScientists explain.

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Dispelling Myths: The Toxic Truth

Some people question whether the buildup of fat in the liver is actually harmful to health, or whether the health issues we're seeing with the over-consumption of added sugar are merely due to obesity. SugarScientists explain the evidence behind these conclusions.

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Dispelling Myths: Too Much Can Make Us Sick

How solid is the evidence that heavy consumption of added sugars has an impact on chronic disease? Couldn't most of these simply be caused by obesity?

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Dispelling Myths: How Much Is Too Much?

We've all heard varying numbers for daily sugar limits or even how much sugar is consumed each year. Our SugarScientists weigh in on how they came up with their recommendations.

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SugarScience Facts

Too much added sugar doesn't just make us fat. It can also make us sick.

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Americans consume an average of 66 pounds of added sugar each year.

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MetS, linked to sugar overconsumption, is a strong predictor of heart disease.

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There are 4.2 grams in one teaspoon of granulated table sugar.

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Added sugar is hiding in foods many of us think are healthy, like yogurt and energy bars, and even in savory tasting foods like ketchup, breads, salad dressing and pasta sauce.

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